Some of you might’ve been looking forward to a post on our last two days in Germany (ok, well, at least 7 of you).
Short story is this: Dale started feeling ill Friday night, and stayed that way for part of Saturday. We did plan on writing about our last two days upon our return. However, it seems that’s a bit more delayed than we had hoped.
We’re currently on the Tarmac at Logan International in Boston–for those of you who knew, that wasn’t our intended destination. Our plane was diverted for repairs to a backup safety system, and we’re being held on the plane until such time that the repairs are completed, or other decisions are made. Our connecting flight leaves Dulles International in 74 minutes. In other words, our plans have changed.
We’re not arriving home at our intended time, and may be delayed until tomorrow, depending on airline decisions. We will post on the end of the week when we can.
If you’d like to pray on our behalf (and that of about 200 other passengers. Including one very understandably frustrated lady who’s terminal destination IS Boston but can’t get off the plane), please pray for the following:
- good attitudes from the weary, intercontinental passengers
- wise, safe decisions made by smart airline employees, especially the repair/maintenance crew who are looking for the damaged parts
- thanksgiving for a beloved neighbor and a pretty-awesome-sister/aunt who are tag-teaming care for the boys until we get back
- thanksgiving that smart pilots recognized the malfunction of a backup safety system before any real problems arose
- patience for Phoenix, who has been an amazing international-traveling ninja for the last week, but who is still a nine-year-old stuck on a plane for 11 hours and counting
- patience from the boys, who are eagerly awaiting our return, and were expecting our return tonight
Much love to all in the meantime.
(From my iPhone, on the Tarmac in Boston…)
UPDATE: We’ve landed in DC, but no idea yet regarding next steps.
UPDATE 2: We’ve completed everything there is to complete at IAD…and we didn’t leave DC. United was cool, all things considered. We have a comp’ed hotel room, some relatively paltry meal vouchers (I don’t know what $7/person buys at either a hotel restaurant or an airport, but whatever…), and a flight to Houston, booked for midday tomorrow. We’re sorting out additional emergency childcare (tomorrow after noon) for the rest of the ostentation, and we’re about to eat real food for the first time in over 24 hours. We’ve appreciated all the prayers. Much love!
UPDATE 3: We’re on a plane to Houston! Yea!