Mrs. Wilson was about to travel by plane for the first time in her life. Being 89, she had mixed feelings about the flight, especially because she encountered several issues along the way.
In order not to lose her home key, she put it in her shoe, and once she was about to go through the gate, the metal detector started beeping. She thought she was in trouble as she had no idea how these things worked. After being asked to empty her pockets, the beeping could be heard again and again. The employees then explained to her that she needed to place away any metal she had, and that’s when she realized it was the key which put her in trouble.
As that was her first time at an airport, which was a huge place, she had no idea where to go and got lost.
Luckily, an employee helped her get to her plane.
As she entered the plane, a young man noticed that she had a business class ticket. He then engaged into a conversation with her and realized that he could switch his economy class seat with hers without she even knowing it. Luckily, Mrs. Wilson knew where her seat was and once she spotted it, she thanked the young man for his help.
Sadly, the person she was supposed to seat next to was an aggressive man who refused to be sitting next to an old lady. He even questioned how she was able to pay for such a seat, as Mrs. Wilson was an ordinary-looking and humble old lady.
Luckily, other passengers stood by her side and told the man that he should be ashamed of how he treated her. He then felt sorry and even helped her collect some of the photos which fell from her luggage.
Looking at one of the photos, he asked whether the little baby was Mrs. Wilson’s son. She said it was, but explained that he was not by her side.
Eager to learn more, the man asked her what happened to her son.
It was then that Mrs. Wilson started telling her life story while many of the passengers leaned forward to hear what she had to say.
She started by explaining that her father worked in the military and was killed during service. She, her mother, and her brother Peter who was mentally disabled, were left all by themselves.
Over time, as she turned 28 years old, Mrs. Wilson, whose first name was Dorothy, met the love of her life, a shepherd named Jack. They were so much in love and were planning to start a family when a tragedy took place.
One day, Peter set the house on fire and in an attempt to save him, Jack entered the burning place. Sadly, they both lost their lives.
Dorothy and her mother were devastated. They grieved for a very long time.
Not being able to cope with the loss, Dorothy’s mother went nuts and started attacking her daughter and blaming her for everything that had happened. In the meantime, shortly after Jack died, Dorothy learned she was pregnant. However, when she gave birth to her son, a baby boy she named Kevin, she was afraid for his life as he mother would often attack her with a knife.
Not knowing what to do, Dorothy thought long and hard and decided to leave Kevin at an orphanage.
A few years later, when her ailing mother passed away, she decided to track Kevin down, but no one wanted to tell her anything about him. She only knew that he got adopted and that was it.
Now, however, many, many years after leaving him, Dorothy learned where her son was thanks to a volunteer organization that specialized in searching for missing relatives.
Her long lost son was the pilot on her flight.
Hearing this story, Kevin the pilot made an announcement through the intercom.
“Dear Passengers, this is your captain speaking. Our flight is coming to an end, but our lives don’t have to end with it. Each of our lives is full of ups and downs, but that’s no reason to believe that some of us are more fortunate than others. We all get opportunities from our birth and our lives depend on how we use them without making mistakes,” he said as everyone was listening very carefully.
“We will not learn the joy of forgiveness therefore we shouldn’t look for the guilty when there aren’t any,” he continued.
Once the plane landed, many of the passengers waited to witness the reunion between these mother and son.
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