Thursday, June 07, 2012

there is always a silver lining...

When we left Belize yesterday it looked like this...
 
 
 

But when we arrived in Dallas it looked like this...
 
and by the time we landed it looked like this...
 

An announcement was made about delays due to the weather, however, we thought we would escape all of that because we had a three hour lay-over anyway.  Our connecting flight eventually ended up being cancelled and the airline began passing out cots, blankets and pillows...and offering half-priced hotels.  We joined in the long line to re-book our tickets for today and by the time we got to the counter at least 40 minutes had elapsed and we were told that all of the passengers ahead of us had been put on stand-by.  While we were being waited on three seats opened up...shocking the man who was helping us find a flight!  We are booked and have boarding passes for today and should leave for Albuquerque just before 1pm if all goes well.  

The silver lining in all of this...is spending time with my youngest brother Stephen and his family!  I called him from the airport and he drove out with Kalil to rescue us.  Kalil found us as we were searching for the exit to go out and meet them.  Angie spoiled us with a fabulous dinner which we eagerly devoured.  Jalen is home from university and Malik was also awake when we arrived...seeing everyone was truly a special treat!  We didn't think we would see them at all on this trip because we were not scheduled to spend time in Texas.   Thankfully, God had other plans!!

8 comments:

  1. Perfect plans! So glad you could see family.

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    1. Sandy, I am so glad that HE always has the perfect plan...I will take His over mine any day!!

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  2. That is an AMAZING BLESSING!!! Safe travels!!

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    1. It was amazing...Thank you!!

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  3. So sweet. And I love your new header.
    Enjoy your time in the States.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback on the header...I thought it was time for a change!

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