Today, as I sat awaiting my flight in the crowded Albuquerque airport, I heard something, and looked up.
It was a lady, probably mid-forties in age, sobbing as she walked towards our gate, talking on the phone.
Oh, Lord. I knew it was bad, whatever was breaking her heart. She was absolutely shattered. I heard her say, “I’ll be there as soon as I can.”
I looked at ThatManILove, and he shook his head, no. I guess he knew it wasn’t time yet.
I played with the little baby I’d been entertaining, helping her pregnant mom snatch a break before her next three hour flight. And then, I got up to go to the bathroom, all the while asking, “What, Lord? What do I do?”
When I came out of the bathroom, and started heading back to our seats, she was walking towards me, quietly weeping, directly in my path. I walked right up to her, and
as I did so, she stopped, looking at me, a question in her eyes.
“I think you need a hug - would you let me hold you? Did you lose someone?”
She nodded “Yes”, and held out her arms, and fell into mine. She started sobbing again.
I prayed over her, that the Father would hold her, wash over her with peace and comfort, and also do the same for her lost one’s family and friends. She held me for quite a while, weeping. My face was wet with tears.
“You must be an angel,” she said.
“No, I just knew you needed a hug.”
She told me she had lost her friend, who was 36 years young. I asked if she had been ill for a while, and she looked at me. I wish I could describe the look on her face, but words fail. She nodded, looked up at me, and quietly uttered, “Yes.”
There were a million words in that one “Yes”.
I hugged her again, and her flight was called. She smiled at me, and said, “Thanks so much - you don’t know how much I needed that hug.”
Though I didn’t say it, I know.
We all do.
I walked back to my chair, tears streaking down my face. I looked at ThatManILove, and he smiled. “I knew you’d do what you do.”
As do we all.
So, go. Find ya somebody to love on...