On Our Way
All the flights were very long and very difficult. Although there were blessings mixed in; on the first leg (Almaty to Amsterdam) ended up with an empty seat next to me; which makes a huge difference during 6 ½ hours of flight time. On the second leg (Amsterdam to Detroit) ended up seated in a row with 2 small girls and their mom. Their mom was so helpful to me, I couldn’t have made it through the 9 hours of flight time without her help.
Two other women stopped by to offer help as well. I had to take one of them up on the offer when my row mate was sleeping, and I had to go to the bathroom. No way I can hold onto Hayden and pee at the same time. So found the “grandma” who had offered her help earlier; dropped Hayden off and ran to the bathroom.
It is simply amazing to me that it is always the small kindness of others that truly make a difference in our lives. My seatmate even sought me out in the hub bub of getting off the plane/going through customs to say goodbye. I had been looking for her as well; but she found me first. I was so sleep deprived though that I can not now for the life of me recall her name. But she will forever stay in my mind.
The last blessing was that Allison/Chandler and their kids were also on the same first two legs with me. Although we were not sitting together or nearby we waited for each other and helped each other get to our next gates with all our kids in tow, changing diapers and feeding them along the way. At Detroit we said our goodbyes and parted ways.
Got to Boston to see the film crew waiting for us along with Spencer and Bob. I didn’t say much to them or even recall looking at them much. I was so relieved to see Spencer and Bob waiting for me and they just simply filmed our hugs, kisses and tears. Then we were finally on our way
We’re renting a condo near Bob’s parents and will be spending the next few days with his family. Heading home on Wednesday, July 12th this time all of us as a family will tak take the last fight home together.