Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mt. Doom just tripled in size.

The flight from Munich to DC was wonderful. We had 2 whole rows to ourselves and things went so well. If we really were in the LotR it would have been like riding on the elphants. Then we got to DC... we were so excited! we are in the US. We only have one more leg to go. We get to see our families soon! After we get through security and such we learn our flight home, the last leg of our journey, was canceled due to weather. Continential

So United rebooked us on another flight with Continential and told us to run over there and check in. Here we go we get on the plane, Yuri of course is freaking out. All we need to do is get in the air and then we can put him down on the floor. The plane starts backing out..... then it stops..... then they tell us that a passanger is not feeling well and needs to get off the plane. The paramedics come to check him out. We wait. It gets hot. They tell us that the APU has failed and they can't run the A/C or start the engines without it. After 2 hours sitting on the plane they make us get off the palen saying they can't fix it. It was snowing so much that they couldn't push the plane back to the jet way. We just kept sliding from side to side. The they had to dig the jetway out of the snow.

This has been a nightmare, I can't even go into all the details. We have two seats out at 8am... I don't know.

Thank you for all the offers of help. As of right now we don't need anything. If we don't make that flight then it will be a different story.

We do need prayers. The boys are DONE! Robin and I had just enough energy, patience and stamina to make it home and now....

just frustration, exhaustion, and tears. not to mention two baby boys completely overwhelmed, exhausted and mad...

25 comments:

  1. I havent commented on your blog before Autumn, but i have been following along and praying this whole time! Hang in there, your almost home! I will continue praying.

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  2. Praying for you all tonight Sweetie!! Hang in there, you're almost home! I hope that Yuri can get some rest.

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  3. You CAN do this. You are so close. One step at a time, even if they are baby steps right now. Praying you make it out tomorrow.

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  4. I just had tears for you. I haven't ever commented before, but have been following your journey and have to say that when I first saw Yuri I wanted him as mine. But obviously, that didn't pan out, because he is meant to be your son. I have been reading and praying and so excited for you and also sympathetic as you try to deal with all that is coming your way. Anyway, I can't imagine how hard this is for you and Robin and the boys and I am praying and can't wait to hear that you are home. I know that there will be hard days to come even then, but at least you will be home and the boys will start to feel some normalcy! Praying you get out of DC!

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  5. I am so sorry, I will pray for His peace, presence, quietness over the boys and you both.

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  6. Oh, no no no... This sounds like a nightmare! Praying that something will happen so that you are able to get home- before you lose your mind (lack of sleep, screaming kids and general frustration is NOT a good combination for anyone!).

    Thinking of you...

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  7. That is so horrible!! Hope it is all over soon and that you can catch you 8am flight home!!
    Liezel
    New Zealand

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  8. Oh I am sorry to hear your happy story is having a pretty tearful ending. You are definitely weared out! But it always like that with a race - if you want to be a winner, you have to give it all. Just remember that even in Ancient Greece, the winner was the one who crossed the line with the smile on the face, not the one, who was cursing and crying. Best best wishes to all of you! Try to spread the calmness to keep the spirits at ease. You are all going through such a difficult transition, and you are doing great!

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  9. Oh man, I am SO SORRY! That's awful!
    Praying for God's grace and comfort.

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  10. Oh no!! I just saw the DC weather on the news:( I hope you are able to make it home safe today. I can't wait to see all the pics of your homecoming!!

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  11. Oh Autumn, I'm so sorry. Praying right now

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  12. Sending many prayers that you are in the air as I type.

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  13. Will lift you up in prayer, it is 8:30 am here. You are almost there, hang in! God is your rock, lean on him. hugs

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  14. Hope you were able to get some rest last night. Hang in there! Praying for you this morning!

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  15. Oh Autumn and Robin!! I am so sorry. I've spent the night on the airport floor before due to a cancelled flight but not with 2 baby boys!!!!!

    Praying you got some kind of rest at all and that the flight home is quick and painless. I'm so sorry this trip has been hard. It'll all be worth it soon!!

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  16. Praying, praying, praying!!! Praying for the boys, grace and strength for you, the snow to be cleared.....everything I can think of.

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  17. Oh my goodness, what a nightmare. I am reading this on Thurs morning and I really hope you have made it home. The weather in the NE where I am is horrible and I can imagine that is wreaking havoc on the airports all over the country. We are praying, hang in there!!!

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  18. praying, praying, praying you ALL the way HOME, friend.

    Please let us know when you are there.

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  19. Oh Autumn, many many prayers. I hope that by now you are home safe and sound. Hang in there!

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  20. Have been keeping you all in our prayers, Autumn! I woke up this morning wondering if y'all had made it out of DC, sorry to see this update. :( Praying by tonight you are HOME!

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  21. I hope you are home now Autumn, praying for you guys!

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  22. praying you are all home safe and sound!!!

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  23. I've been following your journey, and keep checking back for the news that you are home at last. Praying for you!

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