In working to combat human trafficking I have learned so much about the human spirit the soul. Both what it takes to tear it down and how to restore it after the torture of slavery. I have also learned to trust that if you are on the right path things will work out.
Recently, I was traveling to visit a victim of trafficking who was in detention. Due to a magazine's interest in her story they flew the writer and I to see her in another state in an isolated area.We had to take two planes; the second was a prop plane and the destination airport had no instrument capability, so due to the fog we could not land. We were diverted to another city and all outgoing flights cancelled. We arrived far from the the detention center and amost 3 hours late. We met a couple who needed a ride and agreed to take them, as long as they did not mind waiting while we visited the detention facility. It turned out that he was a retired federal judge who would have overseen the case of the victim we were visiting. I was able to benefit from his wisdom for an hour and a half as we drove. He gave me valuable insight that I am sure will help the case.
Due to all the delays and the diverted aircraft we made it to the detention facility after visiting hours had concluded. When we arrived we were told we could not visit. We explained very politely and respectfully about our journey and how far we had come. By some miracle we were allowed to visit. She ( the person we were visiting) was so happy to see us and we were able to spend as long as needed. It actually worked out better than if we had been on time.
At the same time my daughter who has multiple physical and mental disabilities was admiring the poinsettias and wanted some for our home.She rarely requests anything and I was unable to get them for her because I was traveling. This was troubling to me because if she asked it was important to her. I received a call while on my trip from our landlord. He wanted to give my daughter two poinsettias. He had been trying to find us to deliver them and said he just could not rest until she had them. I could only laugh out loud and smile as the most warm feeling came over me. I knew we were all in the right place at the right time, and part of a plan bigger than each of us.
All this week we have been the answer to many prayers and our prayers were answered, as well, even when we were not enlightened enough to know exactly what to ask for , such as fog, a stranded retired federal judge and poinsettias. Each one of us hs the power to be the answer to someone's prayers. All we have to do is be open to the possibility.