October 20, 2017



Sitting in the terminal, I love to people watch, don’t you? Watching so many different people, personalities, colors, life choices, attitudes, and reactions, makes me wonder where their peace is found.

Delays happen. Often, delays are neutral, but sometimes, they can be quite painful.

How do we react when unforeseen delays occur? We have that choice every day, don’t we?

I sit here waiting on  “stand-by” flight status as multiple flights take off and I am bumped. Attempting to hold my tears at bay, I know that these things are not in my control.

So I wait, and pray that a seat becomes available. It’s painful, but I know that peace will come when I snuggle with that precious gift from God awaiting us in Ecuador.


We made it! How surreal is life when you can be in sweet Carolina in the morning and South America in the evening. Just amazing!

Trying to upload the first pictures of Ecuador but internet access is sketchy. Tomorrow should be better. Guess what? This week will be full of beauty and bedlam moments. We were just informed that the city has to go on shut down mode and we will not have any electricity. Good thing that America’s Next Top model says that shampooing daily is not good for the hair. 🙂 Now does that count with skin washing as well?


  1. Wow! What an exciting time for your family. Can’t wait to read all about the adventure{s}.


  2. My husband was coming home from Afghanistan and I was coming back from the Susan G Koman 3-Day walk in Boston. We were planning on meeting in the airport and leaving the kids with my mom for a couple extra days. I was delayed in JFK (not the best airport for delays) and was on the verge of upset but not quite there. Until my phone rang three different times within two minutes – my husband was delayed in Dubai and had emailed everyone we knew trying to get someone to get me a message.

    After that, I was fine. The ticket agent eventually was able to get me to Atlanta, where I spent the night and met my husband at his gate. He was so surprised to see me there, thinking I’d spent the night in Pittsburgh at our hotel.

    The ticket agent found us seats next to each other and we flew to Pittsburgh holding hands.

    (And this might have as well been a blog post on its own!)

    Glad you made it safely. 🙂


  3. I am keeping your family in my prayers! All this will just be part of a wonderful story of how God added this new person to your family. We adopted two children from Russia, and there were many trying and stressful moments that now seem funny. They are such an amazing part of our family. I am so excited for you guys!


  4. I would guess that doesn’t apply to face washing 🙂 I am sure you will find a creative way to keep clean. I can’t wait to follow your adventure!


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