In the Catholic church, one of the parts of a mass is when people would offer each other the sign of peace. Admittedly, I thought this peace meant “absence of war or enemies” thats why sometimes I would give people the peace sign. As I matured in the faith, I realized that the peace being talked about here is inner peace which is “being free from disturbances or anxiety” and in our recent trip to the US once again this peace was put to a test.
So we just concluded our 1st family West to East Coast trip in the USA, our longest ever at over 30 days. We first went to LA, then drove to Vegas, then went through Death Valley & Yosemite to get to San Francisco and finally going back LA. We then took a plane to Florida, then flew to New York (just to pickup car), Drove to Washington, then Philadelphia and back to New York where we stayed for 4 days…. on this last leg, we naturally have shopped a bit and therefore our bags were a bit heavy… I made a bag where I placed all the not so urgent and important ones — GPS that wasn’t going to be used anymore (since I don’t drive in New York), New Shoes which I planned on wearing only on wedding shoots, books which I bought during my visit to Mark Batterson’s church, our vanity kit and my camera and laptop charger. Sounds light but for a duffel bag this was pretty heavy (about 50 lbs!). I actually don’t remember what else I have inside. To cut the story short, as we were walking to our hotel which was about 4 streets away from the station, I thought “Why do I feel light?” And had remembered that I had forgotten to take down the duffel back from the overhead compartment. Senile moment, I had forgotten my bag. Before you start judging me, can i just give an excuse that we had just so much stuff to bring.