Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Year Of Travel ~ episode 1

This past year has been one of many adventures and in hopes to remember I am going to try to write some post about them.  There will be lots of pictures and a few words along the way.  Hope you enjoy!

Last October I had the GREAT pleasure of boarding a plane with one of my sweet friends, Megan, and flying to Texas to go stay with another one of my friends, April, and attend a conference.
Well, if you know me - you know - I HATE to fly….something about my controlling nature!  But I shimmied up my BIG GIRL PANTIES and got on the plane.  From Atlanta to Dallas should have been an easy flight. 
 NO SUCH LUCK. 
We were about an hour in when the plane had never leveled out, imagine the rocky feeling of turbulence with no an air problem.  The captain came over the intercom to tell us we would be making an emergency landing in Mississippi.  I sent a quick text to my friend watching my girls and to my husband.  Then I went to holding my breath and praying.  I did not panic.  I would have told you that I would panic in that situation if you had ever asked me about it before. 
THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER! 
 Once we landed we got to hangout in the international side of the Mississippi airport.  If you have never been to this part of the Mississippi airport let me tell you it is not very big…tiny to be exact with only a newsstand and one set of bathrooms.  We were not allowed to leave this area and we were not told for sure what the plan was for us.  There was talk of us getting back on the same airplane….they were CRAZY if they thought that was happening and then they also said they might send us back to Atlanta and have us start over on another plane….If I made it back to Atlanta I was going home!
With all the confusion of what the plan was and the confined space, people started to get annoyed which worried me even more.  Who was going to let their CRAZY out first???
Soon after, this arrived.This past year has been one of many adventures and in hopes to remember I am going to try to write some post about them.  There will be lots of pictures and a few words along the way.  Hope you enjoy!

Last October I had the GREAT pleasure of boarding a plane with one of my sweet friends, Megan, and flying to Texas to go stay with another one of my friends, April, and attend a conference.
Well, if you know me - you know - I HATE to fly….something about my controlling nature!  But I shimmied up my BIG GIRL PANTIES and got on the plane.  From Atlanta to Dallas should have been an easy flight. 
 NO SUCH LUCK. 
We were about an hour in when the plane had never leveled out, imagine the rocky feeling of turbulence with no an air problem.  The captain came over the intercom to tell us we would be making an emergency landing in Mississippi.  I sent a quick text to my friend watching my girls and to my husband.  Then I went to holding my breath and praying.  I did not panic.  I would have told you that I would panic in that situation if you had ever asked me about it before. 
THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER! 
 Once we landed we got to hangout in the international side of the Mississippi airport.  If you have never been to this part of the Mississippi airport let me tell you it is not very big…tiny to be exact with only a newsstand and one set of bathrooms.  We were not allowed to leave this area and we were not told for sure what the plan was for us.  There was talk of us getting back on the same airplane….they were CRAZY if they thought that was happening and then they also said they might send us back to Atlanta and have us start over on another plane….If I made it back to Atlanta I was going home!
With all the confusion of what the plan was and the confined space, people started to get annoyed which worried me even more.  Who was going to let their CRAZY out first???

Soon after, this arrived.





Stacks of pizzas and armed men solve everything, right?
This clearly was not their first rodeo…stranded group of people.

Thankfully, once our bellies were full and vouchers for free meals to be used at another airport (the other airport would not accept them but that is another story) were passed out it seemed they had a plan for us.  We would board a new plane and finish our trip.  We were still about an hour away from the new plane being ready but it is amazing what a plan will do to lift peoples spirits.
I had notice when we boarded the first plane a large scratch in the paint beside the door.  I was now thankful for that knowledge and that I would be able to tell if there were trying to pass the same plane off on us, ha!!! They were not so I boarded, still with hesitation but I did get on.  The rest of the flight went off without a hitch!  We arrived just in time for my friend April to pick us up and us all go straight to the conference.

Overall the conference was just okay.  I love meeting and chatting with Michelle Duggar.  She is as genuine, kind, and heartfelt as you would want her to be.  Her session during the conference was very good and she share some practical and encouraging advice on being a godly wife and mother.
We shared late nights talking and much needed fellowship and then it was time to pack up and head back home.





I knew I would be back to Texas,
Charity




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