August 10, 2006
We Were at Heathrow This Morning
...when, due to the most recent (foiled) terrorist plot, announcements were made that we'd have to check all our carry-on bags and all electronics in the cargo hold of our plane from London to Zurich.
At first I thought, "How can they do that? My laptop isn't sufficiently padded in my bag to be thrown around like luggage!"
Then the flights started getting cancelled, and after 90 minutes of standing in a crazy, noisy, crowded line that other passengers with luggage kept trying to cross over, our flight was cancelled anyway, and we drove back home. After having packed until midnight and arisen at 5am, made the tired kids get out of bed at 5:45am, and battled weekday morning traffic, this was just a bit disappointing.
But we were more than fortunate in many ways. Even though we didn't get to go on our exciting last family summer fling, hiking in the Swiss Alps for a few days:
- we didn't get blow up in mid-air and die (that's a pretty good positive point).
- we were able to drive home, since we live here (very convenient).
- David had just arrived home safely yesterday on a U.S. to U.K. flight with all our residence visas (the full stop to all the waiting we've been doing since April or so).
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Thanks be to God you are ok.
Posted by: Mimi | Aug 10, 2006 9:52:40 PM
My prayers for you continue to be answered. His timing is perfect, and patience is the first thing we know about love. Your time will come again to do all of that Alpine hiking. I have such fond memories of our family times (when you were the age Emily is now!) in those high mountain places where the cool breezes dry up the perspiration generated from hours of climbing steadily upward. The high Alpine meadows where the flowers God alone planted continue to beautify such places of calm and serenity.
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Aug 11, 2006 8:50:49 PM