Home, at last!

It is 1:05 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 and I am writing to you from my home in good old Mableton, Georgia!

IMG_1064Today started about 4 AM Pacific time because we had a 12:25 flight back to Hartsfield-Jackson airport and we wanted to be on time! To our joy we found that the flight was not only going to be on time but was going to be thirty minutes ahead of schedule! The gate announcement came that if anyone had a magic wand  would they please bring it forth immediately he would appreciate it, because the flight was overbooked and since there would not be enough overhead space they would like for us to check our baggage, free of charge, and by the way the other problem was going to be that they would run out of food! After a short conference my sister and I decided to check our baggage and then I went down the concourse and bought grilled chicken sandwiches for us, which we ate right there at the gate while our two little carry-on suitcases were being taken away.

The first part of the flight went very good and we remained ahead of schedule, that is until we started the descent for our landing in Atlanta as the airplane began to shake and rock and roll in a very unnerving way! After remaining in a holding pattern doing circles over Peachtree City for quite a while Delta decided to divert us to Columbus, Georgia.

As the pilot started the descent to land in an airport that was not prepared for a vehicle our size, I felt the rapid fall and then an ear-piercing bang onto the runway with all of the passengers almost being thrown out of our seatbelts! The next thing we heard was, “the doors are all armed so no one try to get out, please remain in your seats!” The next thing was, “We have run out of food but if anyone wants water we will be bringing some down the aisle momentarily.” By now our grilled chicken sandwich had disappeared somewhere over Texas several hours earlier!

It was then announced that if you must use the restroom facility you get out of your seat and go. The aisle immediately filled with people waiting in line for one tiny toilet. I was one of those waiting in the never-ending line for the bathroom and while peering out the small window I saw the fuel truck come around the plane and begin to put fuel in our plane.

It wasn’t long before the pilot asked us to return to our seats. Long story longer, the plane finally took off from Columbus and I got to get an up close and personal view of the blue moon, which was shining in the window.

We finally landed back in the good old ATL and all locals were asked to remain in our seats to let others who might be trying to make a connecting flight get off first, never mind that I had been in that seat by now for seven hours!

One upside of the day was that our seat partner was a nice young man who had been in LA trying to find a house to be able to move his family to from right here in Cumming, Georgia and the three of us held hands and prayed, more than once! I felt that being able to talk with him made it a divine appointment!

Well here I am sitting in my own chair telling you my tale of woe, what I didn’t say was how happy I was about how our trip had turned out, the feeling of knowing that we had done the right thing, giving me the feeling that all was well with the world!

I am going to bed but must tell you that the suitcase I carried was barrowed from my daughter and when I picked it up at the baggage claim it had a huge gash all the way down the side. Needless to say I am beyond sleepy and going to rest my head on my own pillow knowing that all is right with my world!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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2 Responses to Home, at last!

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    OH WOW!!
    Glad you two are back safe.


  2. Fredy says:

    Pastor Kenny and all of us specifically prayed for you all Wednesday night before services began. I knew you all would go and come alright and that the Holy Spirit was with you all all during the trip. Glad you are home. MIssed you!


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