For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. For someone who has been flying for 35 years as a flight attendant and eventually a purser, my Mommy Elsa just experienced what she calls "the highlight of my career."
And what a career it has been. She has been to several countries and cities like Egypt, America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Pakistan, Paris, Rome, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Beijing, Macau, and London but this month, in a local flight to Tacloban, she was on cloud 9 despite the bad weather.
Many of us dream of having a personal encounter with the Pope. Several people said that simply seeing him on television or in my case hearing him on the radio was enough to touch hearts. I was extremely excited and happy for Mommy Elsa as she shared her own story with the beloved Pope Francis.
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