The day was taking a severe turn for the worse… how could this possibly turn out well? But 2 hours later I was experiencing manna from Heaven. (My Twitter followers know what I’m talking about—they heard me chiming in about it last night.)
It started at speaking trip in Detroit this weekend. I had a great time teaching my Connect workshop to a network of Detroit area youth workers on Saturday, then preached Sunday, then taught my Parenting the Texting Generation workshop Sunday afternoon. The people were great… but I started feeling under the weather as the weekend progressed… not much I could do, so I just slept plenty and kept at it. Needless to say, I was pretty excited about flying home Sunday night.
After my final workshop, I got to the airport, checked in, arrived at my gate, and when it was time to board… we waited…and waited. That’s when I knew something was wrong. Then we heard the announcement you never want to hear. “Flight cancelled!”
Then it’s always quick decision time. Call? Or stand in line? I called and after an hour of “Can’t you please find something out of here tonight?” and every scenario imaginable, they finally found a solution. They’d fly me to Chicago tonight, then on home tomorrow morning.
When I landed in Chicago it was off to another customer service line to get a hotel voucher from the airline (which took way too long- because the guy didn’t understand what happened and I had to explain it to him in way too much detail), but eventually he gave me a voucher to an airport hotel I know well… and then it dawned on me. This hotel is right next to a Giordano’s Pizza!
If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know that on of my favorite restaurants in the entire globe is Giordano’s Pizza.
I’ll cut to the chase. At 10:30PM I’m sitting in a booth at Giordano’s eating their pizza… true manna from heaven.
It had been a tough day… a tiring weekend. It was a serendipitous moment! Thank you, God, for the little things.