I was supposed to fly back home last night. However, I got stuck in the airlines big “computer issues” and I didn’t make it. When I talked to the attendant to rebook she said there was one seat left for flights that she could put me on leaving this morning. I took it. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I was happy to spend one more night with my son and family, then got up at 5am to start my day of travel. Before I even got on the first flight, I received a message saying that one of my connections was delayed. This worried me about making it all the way home, so I spoke to an attendant again. She said in order to try to change, they would have to cancel what I already had reserved – and besides, there wasn’t anything else anyways. So I kept what I had and got on the first flight. I could go on and on with the crazy things that happened travelling today. I have never been a part of such a mess as there was in the airports and on the flights. I changed planes and gates and there were several moments when I had no idea what was going on and/or where I was supposed to be. At one point, the plane landed at it’s destination but sat on the tarmac for an hour waiting for a gate to open up. At other times, we had to wait for pilots and/or flight attendants who had not yet arrived. The upside to the whole catastrophe was that everyone was in it together. While everyone was frustrated, everyone was in the same boat – so to speak – and seemed to be empathetic and patient. At one point it was announced that we were waiting for the flight attendants. When they came to the gate everyone cheered. When all was said and done, I took four flights today over 10 hours. I arrived home safe and sound to the cheers of my own.
I Found God today getting home safe and sound.