Mar. 13, 2018

A great start to a wonderful weekend!

This episode of AOC is thanks to my trip to surprise my soul sister.  It’s funny how something wonderful for you gives you a chance to spread some hope.

My BIL Nick arranged for me to fly to Florida from Washington State to surprise his wife, my soul sister, for her birthday.  At the Seattle-Tacoma airport security, I was given the chance to talk to someone who was going through a trying time that I had gone through.  You see, I have mobility issues and was taking advantage of the wheelchair assistance service at the airport.  As I was having issues standing long enough to go through the scanner, they suggested a pat down with a female agent.  I was also given the option of a private room for it.  I have no issues with the pat down or having it done right there, so I passed on the private room. 

The female agent was friendly and professional, with an attitude designed to get my mind off the fact that she has to do her job and pat me down while in the wheelchair.  We started discussing my trip, but then she discovered the port on the upper part of the left side of my chest.  Suddenly, her eyes watered.  She was starting cancer treatment and had moments where she had a hard time.  Even while she did her job, we talked about the tattoo on the inside of my left wrist that says, “be your strength.”  We talked about the placement.  I put it on the inside of my left wrist as a reminder to be my strength and not give up when I’m losing my lunch and kneeling before the porcelain throne.  By the time she was done, she quickly gave me a hug and with tears in her eyes, thanked me for sharing my story.  Then she noticed my hoodie and typed my website into her phone and bookmarked it so she could explore it later!

This episode was a great start to my wonderful weekend!

See?  My life is never boring.