Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am Not Getting Emotional

I am Not Getting Emotional.

I am Not Getting Emotional.

Kami was not allowed on her flight tonight.

I won't bore you with the fine print, but....

well, maybe I WILL bore you because I'm not a happy momma.

fine print:
Unaccompanied minors cannot fly on the last flight of the night.
Ok, got it.
So, I booked her on a flight. (didn't look like it was the last one of the night... how am I to KNOW?)
Called the airlines (as instructed) and gave them her information.
They logged her info, looked at her flights and said to check her in at the desk on the morning of her departure.
(thought for sure they would tell me if it were the last flight of the night!!!)
No one caught she was booked on the last flight of the night.
I should have. They should have.
No one did.

Now they are charging us to rebook her on to another flight that is not the last flight of the night!!!

Sooooooooooooooo, my baby is still in North Carolina
(safe in the hands of Tom's wonderful cousin) , which was
still ok by me...

until I heard the sleet spiraling down on our roof this evening.
I have never gotten so upset about sleet. Until tonight.

Then, I started getting emotional. (freaking out?!?)

Visions of Kami being stuck in the airport for days on end, airports gridlocked by a winter monster storm, all alone with nothing to eat. Scared, and sleeping on the hard tile floor. Strangers breathing down upon her. Mom and dad being hundreds of miles away.

Big breath. Eyes on Tom. He smiles.... everything is going to be fine. OK.

I am not getting emotional.

She is flying out of Raleigh at 8AM Eastern time tomorrow morning.
Then, she has a THREE HOUR layover in Cincinnati,
and should arrive here at 2PM tomorrow.

Pray together now with me, will you?

10 Wonderful Responses:

momof4kr said...

6:58 a.m.
Praying....

Kathleen said...

Oh, Annie...it's OK to get a little emotional! Will certainly be praying with you today. Find something busy to do until this afternoon, OK?

Amber said...

Oh goodness!!! Ill be praying with ya and hoping that she gets home without anymore set backs!! ((((hugs)))

Michelle said...

I can't imagine how you would be feeling right now, but I know I would have felt the same way. The weather would only compounded my feelings. I will be praying for a safe return, I know she will be fine, she sounds so much like my daughter Grace and I believe God has great things in store for them. Let us know when she is safe and sound with you. :)

Baloney said...

She is going to be fine - and what an adventure for her!!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only emotional wreck, tho. :)

Amanda said...

11:28 a.m.
I am praying too...

insertgracehere said...

OMG, Annie! I missed this! I'm so grateful she is safe at home with you!

And yes, it ISSSS okay to get a little emotional.;0

ellen said...

Ohhhh, Annie! I can't imagine...

Kim said...

God is good all the time. I'm thankful for your blog because I see God in your life through the posts. The Christmas gift you gave your daughter was also a gift to you. Now, you have a new perspective concerning Kami. *Plus, all us other mom's out there have children who interact with us as Kami interacts with you and we have a new perspective also, THANKS!

DeeBee said...

I bet you were a nervous wreck! I think the airline should have caught it or at least had a computer system that caught details like that. I've never heard of this rule. On a side note: Cincinnati is one of my favorite airports.