I travel on airplanes a lot, and I love meeting people when I travel! There are just so many interesting people out there! And so many amazing stories. In fact, I am writing this blog post as I sit on an airplane, and I can hear fellow travelers around me talking about themselves and their families and pulling out their phones to show pictures of their loved ones. It’s cool when you make connections as you visit. For example, I guess one traveler is talking about how they teach skiing or they ski (or something like that; I don’t want to eavesdrop too much!), and the man next to her lights up, tapping his wife across the aisle and says something about their family member who also teaches skiing. Cool!
I was on a flight yesterday, and as I asked questions of the young woman next to me, it became more and more evident that we had quite a few connections. I asked if she was going home or going away, and she was on her way home. She looked tired as she sighed and explained to me how she had actually been gone for three weeks, attending various conferences. She was especially tired because she is pregnant! I immediately whipped out my IPhone to proudly show pictures of our grandson! Then I commenced to dispense what little wisdom I have about pregnancy and children, having six kids.
She was reading a magazine with articles about healthy eating, so we talked about that, and I shared with her about our farm and how we are trying to eat and eventually provide healthy food, as we grass feed our animals, and are trying our hand at making cheese, hoping to one day have an artisan cheesery.
People love to talk about their families, and I am no exception. We plan to occasionally “spotlight” a member of our family. And you all get to join in on the fun! Please send us pictures and amazing, funny, heartwarming or inspiring stories about your children, nephews, nieces, neighbors or family friends. I hope we can all make some helpful or meaningful connections as we share with each other.