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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Today ... the good, bad and the ugly

The good: It is almost midnight and we have a warm shower, bed to sleep in, and food vouchers for a lovely dinner at the Miami International Airport Hotel ... we made it safely this far ... the LanChile flight was actually nicer in terms of space and amenities in-flight (though very long) ... we have our boarding passes for tomorrow morning and we have new hotel reservations and a new USCIS filing date for our time in Haiti.

The bad: Being awake from 10 pm last night to midnight tonight (for the most part) ... getting on a full airplane at 2:30 a.m. only to disembark half an hour later and stand amidst a crowd of tired, frustrated people trying to figure out how to get to their destinations ... finding out that our hotel reservations in Haiti had been canceled and there was no room at the inn.

The ugly: Major meltdown around 4 pm ... the time when we should have been in Haiti hugging on our boys but instead we were getting frisked and having our bags searched no less than three times in the muggy Colombian airport ... also they took away the baby lotions and shampoos I had painstakingly purchased for my boys and which ended up in my carry-on luggage due to the luggage switch at the Santiago airport (no one's fault but a loss just the same) ... lots of weeping on the plane (running on practically no sleep didn't help matters!)

But, God is still good ... we are safe and comfortable tonight ... we will see our babies tomorrow. Major prayer request is that our luggage will all arrive safely despite being handled by three different airlines! Thank you for your love and concern. Good night!!

11 comments:

Salzwedel Family said...

Oh Stephanie...I'm praying for you guys. Do you have a new place to stay in Haiti?

Melissa said...

Good night, Stephanie! I hope that you get a good night sleep and that tomorrow's travels will be uneventful while going between countries.

chilemommom said...

We are praying much for you. That is what we can do and we wish there was more. Keep us all in touch as regularly as possible since we have no other way to contact you either. Con mucho amor.

Holly said...

I hope all your luggage makes it in one piece and that you get good rest so you are ready to spend all kinds of time loving your little boys!

Carin said...

It will get better... keep your eye on the prize! Whatever the journey it will lead to your destination. I am praying for you!

Monica Manriquez and my journey with God said...

I love you my sweet sweet friend I am sooo proud of you. I cry with you and feel your pain and frustration but you will see the new day that will bring the love of the boys!!!!!!! you will see their little faces and it will all be worth it. I love you lots
Monica

Camille said...

Praying here, Steph!

Terri Fisher said...

Hang in there, Sis! We love you and are praying for you!

a_weak_rose said...

OH! What frustration. I have been thinking of you and imagining you with your sons. . .

Kerri said...

praying for you!
may you arrive safely tomorrow and have a beautiful times with your sons.
Kerri Stetler

Stacey said...

keep your chin up. God is GOOD. We are praying and asking others to pray for God's perfect will. Things will all come together.
We love you.
God Bless