Monday, December 31, 2007

return to the motherland

today was the day that i left my adopted home of the deep south to return back to the motherland of the great midwest. i wish that i could say that it was a pleasant and uneventful plane trip, but i can't lie. it is never that easy. especially when reagan and i had only gotten about 3 hours of sleep the night before. wrangling one child by yourself on a long flight is one thing; i had experienced that rodeo numerous times before with minimal problems. wrangling two small children by yourself on a 6am flight with a LONG layover in atlanta(the most ridiculously crowded airport in the universe) is a whole other kettle of fish. the onetime pleasant and enjoyable traveling companion that i once had in reagan was not there today.
i had just watched this bill cosby stand up routine the day before i traveled. i had seen it a few times before, but it really hit home today. perhaps this clip can better describe my experience.



my saving grace of the day was when my anguished and pleading prayer was answered in the form of a former nanny that offered to hold scarlett while reagan and i tangoed through the duration of the flight. i have never had a prayer answered so instantaneously. one minute i am on the verge of tears with two screaming children clinging to my neck and the next moment, both children are calm and soothed. a new year's eve miracle.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

what an awesome answered prayer! i hope you get settled in quickly and without hitches. i can't wait to see pictures.

byuthomas said...

I wonder what happened. Reagan was in great spirits when his father left him at the airport. Hmmm . . . I think I'll go jogging now.

Debbie said...

oh, I can't even imagine. I hate going to the grocery store with one child by myself much less being on a plane with two children. That nanny was definitely one of those tender mercies!

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine...the on the verge of tears I can imagine perfectly! Been there several times. Good luck with your new home and adventure!
Valoree

Melissa said...

I sat behind a "heidi and reagan" flying back from Utah last week. The only reason why it didn't drive me crazy was because I knew it would be me and little Scott Jr. someday. Sounds like fun...

ps - we miss you in Savannah!

Paula said...

the south just lost a great lady. I hope you are adjusting to life back in the midwest.

JesseAnn said...

Heidi, loved the clip, I seriously was laughing my head off. I can totally sympathize. I am happy you get to move back home. Thanks lots for the Christmas card, you guys are the most adorable family ever!

Meghan said...

You are such a brave woman to brave the airport, not to mention the flight itself by yourself. BTW, thanks for the Christmas card, very cute family you have.

Rachel said...

well I am waiting for a report on ol' Blue Springs, my motherland as well. My mom said that she saw you at church and that Scarlett looked adorable of course.