Monday, September 29, 2008

i took the long way home....

not by choice, however. so yesterday i got a plane with brenna to head back home to my family who missed me very much, well dave did, i dont know about the kids, i think they enjoyed all the eating out, late nights and ice cream treats :) anyway, i got on a plane leaving fort lauderdale at 6 in the evening. it was delayed taking off because there were a few thunderstorms around us. thankfully i ended up in FIRST class with brenna. yeah! i havent flown first class since i was like 8 years old and flew with Mr. Baker to go visit Tara :) (fun memories) so first class was great. we had more room to wiggle and strech. once we finally take off the flight was smooth, the pilot even said we made up all our lost time. great for me b/c i had another plane to catch in atlanta to get me all the way home to TN. once we land the pilot comes back on and says that they do not have a gate ready for us so we will have a short wait. the short wait turned into a 40 minute wait on the runway. all this time i am watching the clock tick and thinking i am never going to make my connecting flight! i called dave for moral support. it was 9:30 by the time we got off the plane, my connecting flight left at 9:35! dave told me to run as fast as i could, so that is what i did. i had gate checked the stroller but didnt have time to wait for it so i left and just started running. we landed in concourse a, i had to be in d! then once i got to d i was gate 36! my legs were jello, my arms and back killing me from carrying brenna and my backpack. needless to say by the time i get there the plane is gone! i pretty much collapsed right there and balled my eyes out. i was so tired from running and so overdone to even think about how to make this all work out, i just cried. i called dave and he tried to calm me down. he does a great job of getting things done. he told me where to go and what to say. i was at the end of the line at the delta helps desk and the woman working the line asked everyone else in line to let me skip to the front! this lady was an angel! they had no more flights out last night to they gave me a 7 dollar food voucher, an overnight pack, a ticket for a flight in the morning and a hotel voucher. i had some fabulous friends in atlanta that were willing to come and get me if the airline would not pay for the hotel, but since they did, brenna and i slept at the clarion hotel in a bed together. first time i have EVER slept with any of my babies in the bed. it wasnt great sleep but much better than the airport floor or something. everything worked out for this mornings flight and we FINALLY made it home! so glad that is all done and over.
here is a picture of brenna sitting in the sink at the hotel playing with all the goodies. she was such a good girl, as usual! the lord has blessed me beyond measure with her personality and easy goingness. i am so greatfull.

2 comments:

Tara said...

Oh Bonnie! That is terrible- I am so sorry that you went through all that, but am so glad that you are home safe and sound! What an angel that little Brenna is in that sink!

Leah and Kyle said...

that picture is absolutely adorable!! I'm so sorry that you had such a terrible traveling experience though... eugh that is just bad! Glad that they gave you a voucher... please put me on the list of friends to call if you are stranded in ATL!!