Tuesday, August 05, 2008

No Place Like Home...


Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home... Well, we are back home now. 10 days, 3 cities, 2 airplanes, 1 cancellation, 1 delay, 1 car, a dozen taxi's, a few deli's, a steak, mussels, dim sum, one hotel, and the sights and sounds... Always good to see the view from the end of the street again, and enjoy sleeping in my own bed again. Thanks, again, to all of you who thought about us and prayed for us as we drove, flew, got tested, saw doctors, etc. The outcome was good, the travel was tolerable and we are now back for a while.
The only wrinkle in the whole thing was that Delta cancelled our flight back, booked us onto another flight 4 hours later, then delayed that flight for an hour and a half... so... long story short, we got back into the south at midnight, rather than our planned 7pm arrival time. At least they bumped us up to first class for the trouble. Wish I could have used the formula above and clicked our heels together and been transported instantly to home... now that would be awesome.
All in all, a great trip, and good news from our doctors. Modifying the protocol a bit, and hoping for some great results...
I must say, to be fair to my friends in the NorthEast.... people in NYC are definitely more helpful and thoughtful to those in wheelchairs than the folks we run into elsewhere (mainly, the South)... I mean, constantly, someone was there to open and hold doors, offer to help, assist with holding the wheelchair as we transferred K into and out of it... and it wasn't just this trip - it has been this way EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Thanks so much to all of those who helped us in so many ways, and especially for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, for helping us through a difficult time, by blessing us in a very special way. We are truly blessed and loved and provided for - we can clearly see how all is working together for our good.
J/

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm glad you made it home safely. What a nightmare about the plane trip, huh?

I'm glad to hear there was good news from the doctor's...that's always such a welcome thing.

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with people in the South :(

Glad you are back home though!

Badass Geek said...

Sometimes the travel from point A to B can be worse than the reason for the trip itself.

GoteeMan said...

Steph - It's funny - it's not so much that people here in the south are mean or ugly - they just mostly ignore us. Kinda like they are afraid to make eye contact or something... and sometimes inadvertently drop open doors...
and it's not everyone... some are really kind...
I was just really amazed and blessed by the outreach of people in NYC toward us... and the consistentcy with which they were available and would reach out.

J/

angie said...

So glad you made it home.....despite the cancellation/delay. We lived in MA for awhile, and although the people could be abrupt and sometimes rude, I've never met another group of people so willing to help others out when in need. :)

Kel said...

I'm glad you made it safely home! I know the feeling that traveling can bring, I usually have a new appreciation for my own bed by the time I get back!

~K

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

Awesome news!! YAY!

God is so good!

And I agree - NYC gets a bad rep sometimes, but I see more "inconsideration" in the South myself.

So happy to read this post and hear the GOOD news!

YAY - again!

a-licious
in da hizzzzzzouse

xoxoxox

BLESSINGS!

Stephanie said...

Getting back home is always a nice feeling. Glad to hear your trip was a safe and successful one. And although you had to deal with the hassles of travel inconveniences, it sounds like you had good news to keep spirits high!