Fly for Love
“Did you know that the airplane I rode in allows children above 7 years old to fly by themselves?” I told my son. “That means, if you need to visit anyone around the world, you may do so!”
“Daddy,” he said. “I would be so scared. I do not think I can do this by myself.”
“What if,” I began, “Daddy was stuck in China and needed you by his side? What if Mommy could not help? What if you had to do it all by yourself?”
He paused for a moment.
“If you were stuck in China, by yourself, and needed me by your side… I would fly… to get to you.”
This was a conversation I had with my eldest son, after we had arrived from a short trip. I wished that he would stay this way forever, that he would remember these precious moments… moments where he would face his fear… and overcome them for love.