When I think about the trip, it is sandwiched in my mind between these two giant parentheses....the enjoyable part smushed in the middle. The hard part for me in the beginning & end. So getting there was my journey. I sound a tad dramatic, but if flying is your fear, you will get what I'm saying. There were many pep talks going on in my brain, feeling the anxiety rise, talking myself down off the ledge, praying, praying & more praying. At some point trying to reason with God & telling Him if it's our time to go, I will accept it, cause that's all I can do...but I won't be happy about it! The other fun bit that happened both on the way there, & the way back, was our flight was delayed due to mechanical issues. That hasn't happened to me before. On the way home, I didn't know the reason for the delay & didn't know there was an issue with the plane until we were already on the runway going to take off in a few minutes, & the man in the seat behind us asked the stewardess about the problem & she said she didn't know what it was, but that our plane had a mechanical issue on the flight before too. Holy sweet Jesus! That's when I felt my stomach drop & thought a fiery crash was surely imminent. Anyway, but I am here, & I am proud of myself for making myself do something that makes me highly uncomfortable. It's funny because I am so convinced something is going to go wrong when I fly, that I am actually somewhat surprised when my feet touch ground, & I am granted some more time here on this planet Earth :)
So now I will show some pictures of our trip....
|1st flight for India...she did pretty well!|
|Charlotte, Jennifer, India & Lillian|
|Children of the Corn|
|Getting My Slide On in downtown Omaha|
|Jennifer & I. Old Market area|
|Love these girls|
|At a fun pool & waterside place|
|For once I am tanner than someone :)|
|Museum dress up time|
So the main reason we went to Nebraska was to help celebrate Jennifer's 40th birthday. I remember doing lists through the years together(we both appreciate a good list :) Although the lists when we were younger were about such important things like what to bring to Summer camp, new apparel to buy for the school year, etc. And now it's come to this, ha ha....what things we want to do in the rest of our days.
|Heading back home|