Its a birthday present, one of the best. I have been coming to Dallas to see Amma for 4 years now. I am always so excited to be in a group of like minded people…so much love and understanding. It never fails each time I get my hug from Amma I am filled with love and cry. And each year I think why do I cry? Its simple how can one person sit for up to 12 hours a day and give hug after hug, each one filled with love and compassion, she never asks for anything in return. You are welcome to give, it just seems to happen.
On this particular trip I am accompanied by Becky, Becca and Stephanie. This is Stephanie’s first trip with us, its always a fun trip with Becky and Becca! Stephanie has a friend who is in charge of setting up the main stage, I agree to go down and help, I have never been on this side of the Seva. I have always been a greeter, food server, or flower runner. Its late but there is always energy in the building so I meet Stephanie’s friend who promptly puts me to work bringing down the ironing board and iron from our room. Does she have divine intervention from Amma how does she know I love to iron, honestly I do! So we set about ironing massive amounts of panels.
While we are headed to the back part of the room to help another devotee I see a man and his son coming toward me, mind you its about 1am by now. And there is some talk that Amma will be arriving in the building soon. So I hear the little boy say “there she is, there is Amma” I start to look around, I think wow is Amma really in the hall? Then I notice that he is looking and pointing at me!! He thinks I am Amma! Well I am floored, but never more honored in my life…his father calmly replies “not that is not her, but she has a lot of Amma in her, Amma is in all of us. WOW! I was able to see Amma coming into the building that night, stepping out of the smallest RV, really more of a van, but that vision…her in white, it never ceases to amaze and awe me!
Throughout the next couple of days I see people I know, people I have never met before and some folks that I will always remember. But its about the feeling I get when I am there…there is nothing like it. And being there with my friends. But the best thing… my gran-nephew Tucker came to visit and get his first taste of Amma!!