Last night the phone rang at 3:30 am. Usually this would mean a wrong number or an emergency. While husband searched for the phone, I sighed knowing that I would not be able to fall back asleep. The man on the phone indicated that he was with US Airways and that he was outside our home with our missing luggage. Thinking it was a misunderstanding I replied with, “You are outside? At 3:30 am?” to which he said, “Yes ma’am,” read our address, “at 3:30 am!” Husband went outside and retrieved his long lost luggage! I was right that it had never left Rome. They found it a week later and sent it on a long trip home (several flights!). Nothing is missing but they sure did rummage through it. The best part had to be when Pig Will woke up this morning and saw her care bear. She stated that she thought it was missing but didn’t know it was lost! Too cute.
Yet another thing that proves the power of prayer. I felt a bit silly praying for lost luggage when there are people suffering from illness, pain, loss of a loved one, etc… but I did it anyway… and the Lord provided. I’m relived because of the memory card – personal pictures of my kids that I didn’t want to fall in the wrong hands.
Now, I just have two week old dirty laundry to wash…