The Missed Flight

The Missed Flight

The Missed Flight


It was a typical Monday morning of June 2013. I woke up early and packed my things up the night before so as to avoid the heavy flow of traffic of Epifanio De Los Santos (EDSA) Avenue of Metro Manila.

I had a flight to catch at 11:00 AM to Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. When I left the house, my colleague called me informing me that he was trapped in traffic because of an accident along the road. Thus, he might arrive late as compared to the original time of arrival.

So I had no choice but to wait since we already agreed to go to the airport together. Minutes turned to an hour and an hour turned into hours, my colleague was still on his way. I still waited patiently, though.

Finally, he arrived and I boarded the taxi on our way to the airport, still trapped with the heavy flow of traffic. It took us another almost 2 hours just to reach the airport from the point he picked me up. We knew that we’re already late with our flight yet we still hoped they would consider our situation.

When we arrived at the check-in counter, the lady welcomed us with a “sorry face” since they’re already closed and the passengers were boarding at the moment. We talked with the manager only to get the same answer.

By the way, our other 2 colleagues were able to catch the flight since they’re coming from different locations. In order for us to continue with our purpose of going to Tuguegarao City, we ended taking the long route thus riding a bus.

Don’t Give Up Trying

If you have a plan or a dream which you’re so obsessed with, that after series of try, still, you’re not able to achieve it, just continue to try. May it be about your relationship, may it be your business, your career, a vacation, health and other concerns.

And if you finally get tired of trying, think of other ways, strategize and look at the other side of it.

Sometimes the Lord will take you to another route for you to achieve whatever it is you’re dreaming of. Yet at the end, the good news is you will still reach your destination and you’ll find yourself successful.

Just put your trust and hope in and with our Lord Jesus Christ. Seek Him all the days of your life. He cares and loves you.

Praying for you and your dreams,


Lebert Omac

Lebert is a forester by profession and currently working as a sales associate in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He comes from a simple family of Bohol, Philippines and is the breadwinner of their family. Aside from making sure that his family is provided with all their needs, he is also passionate about faith-building at the same time building healthy and lasting relationships with everyone, especially to his fiancee. On top of all the things he's doing now, he also dreams of building a God-fearing and God-centered family in the future and eventually make it a mission in order to build a peaceful society. Growing up in a family where he feels all the love and support push him to pursue this dream.
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