Late last night we got a text from Alaska airlines that Emily and Ben’s flight was canceled for this morning. Cliches like this don’t impact us these days, they will all get worked out in the end one way or another. Emily and Ben will fly in on a later flight, we will meet them at the gate and then we will all travel East. No worries.
It is hard to think about leaving the house and being gone for a week. It’s been my safe place. I just keep telling myself to get through this minute…this second and it will be fine. I also think about how much Abigail and Anna loved visiting family in Ohio. We have had so many adventures flying back and forth. One of my all time favorites was when Abigail got sick on the plane and how we (Anna and I) were so proud that she had perfect aim right into the barf bag graciously provided by the airlines. High fives all around on that trip and every time we talked about. Perfect aim is something to be proud of and I was a proud Mama.
There was also epic trip back from Ohio that landed us in Chicago at a really nice hotel for the night. We were jumping on the beds at 2 am only to have to be back at the airport at 5. The girls loved the detour so much that every time we fly through Chicago they would pray we would get delayed. I must admit, it was a lot of fun and my girls were the best travel companions!
Anna’s first flight back to Ohio was at the age of 2 months. It was a trip I was anxious about before she was even born but was by far the easiest trip we ever took together. She was very cozy strapped to my chest and spent the entire flight nursing and sleeping, nursing and sleeping. I knew on that trip we were going to go on lots of adventures together.
Anna has been my traveling companion for the past 7 years. We have had many adventures together (Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Alaska) and I cherish every single one. I will be honest, I hate the thought that my girls are not physically here to go with us. I miss them so much!
Looking forward to hugging my family at the end of today….especially my mom and dad.