The Whisper Within

" Believing that God powers strange coincidences and the journey that lies ahead."

Beignets, the Bayou, and my Babies.

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I’m at the airport, killing time until my flight. I quietly smile as I remember the first night in New Orleans at dinner when Jake and I handed back the menus and, at the same time, said, “Thank you so much!” Tarah threw a smirk at us and said, “Jinx!”

We all started giggling. Our drinks came, and once again, at the same time, Jake and I said, “Wonderful!”

I hear over the airport intercom, “We will be boarding United Flight 2108 to Denver shortly.” I sit back in the stiff airport chair and scroll through my phone; my dimples are exposed as I glance at photos of eating beignets and exploring the Bayou.

My heart is full, but a tightness sets in as I think of hugging goodbye to my kids at security as we roll our luggage to separate planes; New York, Chicago, and Denver en route to Santa Barbara. I hear the flight attendant say, “We are ready to board flight 2108 to Denver.”

I stand, grab my roller board, head to the gate, turn back to look at the line behind me, and think my kids are heading home, and so am I.

As I walk down the ramp, I remember their smiles and think, I am so proud of the wonderful, polite adults they have become, but I sure do miss my babies.

“Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.” Proverbs 22:6

Author: Lisa A. Riehm

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have been single for the last twenty years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 26)and Tarah (25). I am a originally from Chicago but by listening to “The Whisper Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga but have been sick for the last few years fighting Lyme disease. GOD will heal me but in the meantime, I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale, crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

2 thoughts on “Beignets, the Bayou, and my Babies.

  1. You are such a dear, brave, and loving mama! You are loved and admired so very much!🙏🏼💖

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