"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. We worked day and night in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you." 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9

This blog is much more than our family and our crazy antics. After being overseas in Haiti for 4 years we prayed about coming back to the States and just still felt like God was going to use our family overseas...so here we go again. The big move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now the school growing and moving to Barbados. We just can't seem to rest until our family can love as many as we can to relationships with Christ. We always feel so blessed to meet the many people we get to serve with overseas, and of course love that you are reading with us as we serve in a new culture!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Brice is in St. Vincent!  On Christmas Eve our customs agent quit and said she was too busy...so Brice scrambled to get a new one and hopes to in person be able to get things out of customs this week.  The new agent did say supplies for WISE should be discounted, so we are seeing this delay as a blessing.
I flew down to see my family and new 2 week old nephew in Florida for a few days while Brice sets up our home.  I figured taking the kids would be easy with 2 short flights.  Unfortunately, our first flight at 6 am got stuck on the tarmac for 2 hours.....which caused us to miss our next flight, so they had to put us on 3 additional flights to get us here.  All day I kept hearing, "Where is the dad?  Here is some candy to quiet your kids.  Here are some kleenexes.  Sorry the flight has been delayed."  16 hours later mommy carrying the baby and 2 carry-ons, a 5 yr old pulling her suitcase, and a 2 yr old dragging his suitcase made it to...to Florida at least.  The end of the trip begins Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my Amanda! I've had some terrible travel experiences with flight delays, barfing kids, and LOOOONNNNGGGG days, but this tops all of mine! I'm glad it's over for you now! good thing you are the most patient person I know! Some day you will sit on a plane and pray for the mom of the screaming kids (and they Won't be yours!). When we flew back from florida this weekend, there was a screaming (and I mean SCREAMING) kid kicking the back of my chair, and a fussy baby across the isle from me. 8 years ago, I would have thought that it was a terrible flight. Now, I think I had a great fligt because those kids weren't mine!
    Glad you have arrived. Still praying for your stuff to get there (and cheaply!) - Heather