Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Sunday, January 15, 2012

lack of posts...

Sorry about the lack of posts.  I post a long, heartfelt post and then just disappear for a week.  Sorry about that.  I have been busy with my little rugrats.  We survived the flight...hallelujah, praise the Lord!  I fly alone quite a bit with my 2 little guys but it still makes me nervous.  There are so many things that could go wrong and they often do. =)  This time it was actually in our favor.  We got to the airport at 7:00 for an 8:30 flight.  We made it through security which is a feat in itself.  I counted the amount of bins I use just for the 3 of us...6...we us 6 bins for myself and 2 small people to get through security.  That is a lot of stuff.

We take our time walking through the airport because we were in no hurry, go to our gate, check in, get our ticket for our curb check, and then walk down to the kids play area since we had an hour until takeoff.  Everything was going smoothly and then I receive a 1-800 phone call.  I pick up and it says Delta has important news and its letting me know  It hangs up before they can tell me the important news.  I stare at my phone trying to figure out what just happened when I then check my email and see a message from Delta.  I immediately open it to find that my flight has been rebooked.  I grab the stroller, start running down the terminal with 2 sad kids because I made them abrubtly leave the play area and run to the check-in desk.  At that moment I hear over the loud speaker my name being called.  I run up to the desk and they tell me that I have been rebooked.  By this time I have Miller in my arms flailing about and Austin asking me 1000 questions.  I look at the woman and tell her there is no way they are rebooking me...does she see me and all that this entails.  She tells me she's sorry and to please move to the rebooking area.   I go with tears in my eyes already defeated when the clerk tells me she is rebooking me on a direct flight to Memphis!!!  We were supposed to have a layover in Atlanta for an hour but because our flight from Boston was delayed we wouldn't make our flight from Atlanta to Memphis so they were booking us direct.  It was music to my ears!

It did require that I hang out in the Boston airport with my 2 munchkins for 3.5 hours but it was so much better than flying 3 hours, getting all our stuff off the plane, waiting for 1 hour in Atlanta, boarding a new flight and flying again for 1 hour.  Even waiting an additional 2 hours in Boston still had us land 20 minutes before our original flight.  We spent A LOT of time at the Boston Airport play area.  I am so thankful for this little area.
Flight delayed for 2 hours. Praise the Lord for an airport play area. Thankful I brought a lot of snacks Waiting on our plane
This next picture makes it look like my flight was a breeze with 2 little boys that sat together and watched movies...that lasted for 5 minutes. It was a great 5 minutes but it was only 5 minutes. The rest of the time was spent entertaining my 18 month old and counting down the minutes until we landed. Watching a movie on the plane
Did you know you can fit an adult and 2 small children in an airplane bathroom? It was tight but we did it...a lot. Austin announced to those sitting close to us that mommy drank Starbucks so she has to pee a lot.  Miller also blessed me with 2 lovely diapers.  Oh the joys of flying with 2 small ones.

We have enjoyed the first few days of being in Memphis and look forward to the rest of our time.  We miss daddy terribly and FaceTime with him often.  He is one loved man and sorely missed by his fan club.  We will continue to enjoy Gibson's donuts, quality time together, and seeing old friends.
Loving our Gibsons donuts! Saying hello
Be back soon with more of our Memphis adventures.

1 comment:

Melody said...

you are hilarious sweet friend, I just laughed out loud while at work!! this post just made my night and made me smile :) I am so glad your flight in was smooth sailing, as much as possible, and I can't wait to see you! Hope you had a fabulous night on Saturday and just let me know when you can get together.