Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's a God Thing

     I guess you've heard in the news about the Carnival Triumph being stranded in the Gulf of Mexico without power or common necessities.  I've been on two Carnival cruises and with stories like these, I think I'm done with them.
     In 2003 or 2004, Charlene and I took a 5 day cruise with some friends.  We left out of Galveston, TX to go to Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Cancun.  Oh yes, you may be thinking beaches, sun and fun.  While that is true, it was not an incident free trip.  The night before arriving at the Cancun port, my breathing machine [my old bulky one that had to travel in a huge Rubbermaid tub] that I use to sleep with QUIT.  So here we are in the middle of the ocean and there is no sleep for me until we get a replacement machine.  We did have a spare one at home.. miles and hours away.  We called my parents and my dad took the first available flight out to Cancun.  He had to get there before the ship deported and headed back out to sea.  The 'God thing' is 4 fold... God gave me the strength to stay awake after a long day, my dad arrived safely and in time with the machine, God allowed me to postpone my needed sleep till that night so I could enjoy the one day in Cancun, and my true friend was by my side all along.
      Our plans may not always go smoothly but the One who directs my paths will see me through it.