We rushed to get to the airport so we wouldn’t miss our flight. Because tomorrow morning, Jeremy and I were supposed to drive 30 teens and leaders six and a half hours up to camp in the church bus and van.
So we rushed to the airport only to learn while sitting at our gate that our flight had been cancelled. Jeremy quickly jumped in line. But it still took a half hour to talk to an airline rep and then he was sent to another line at customer service. Thankfully, he had the insight to have Christian run down and get a place in line. After another hour there, we had tickets to fly into Philly and get home after midnight. But wouldn’t you know that flight got cancelled too.
I’m not gonna lie. I cried. And then I threw a little fit when five people in wheelchairs cut the line of us and literally hundreds of people. Not my proudest moment. But when we realized there was literally nothing we could do to get back to Long Island, we realized we had a choice. And we took our lemons and made lemonade, because as my friend told me, that is just what we do.
So when the airline wheeled out a cart of snacks for those in line, Jeremy and the kids literally took as many as they could and started passing them out to people who were waiting (and probably would be for hours). As a family, we looked out for each other and prayed together and did all we could to help each other through this challenging day. And thankfully tonight, we’ll get a good night’s sleep and fly out tomorrow morning and just have to start our camp journey a bit later than we had planned.
Life is totally going to hand you lemons. And most times, there will be nothing you can do about it. But after you wipe away your tears and pray for a little grace, you’ll be amazed at the blessings that can come, even when it seems impossible. Heading to bed now friends… and if you think about it and could, please pray we’ll get to get home tomorrow safe and sound and then up to camp with our amazing teens.