OM! We're not in the USA Toto! Checking into the airport was a complete nightmare! It was like dealing with downtown New York at rush hour! The people are very rude and cut in front of you. It's almost as if you don't exist! I miss Southern hospitality tremendously right now!
We had a bit of a scare while in airport - there was a lady and her family of 6 (she made it a family of 7) that took almost 2 hours getting their plane tickets! We were all afraid we were going to miss our plane. Of course it all worked out, but it was quite unnerving for a while.
On the plane God gave us another miracle. Jim was in severe pain with his crushed hip (car crash in 1980 – that’s another miracle story for another time!) and bad back - plus the poor man's feet were severely swollen. (BTW, the man NEVER complained once – I just knew and could feel his pain – he’s such a trooper!) We were in the middle row of seats with Jim on the left aisle seat. When he sat down his right knee stuck through the two seats in front of him and that was before those seats were reclined! We had 9 hours on that plane back to Atlanta! If he had to stay that way for that long, they would have had to get the Jaws of Life to cut him out! I knew this could not happen to my dear hubby so I got up and went to talk to a stewardess. She saw how crammed in Jim was and said she’d do what she could. I went to the restroom. When I came out there was a young man with crutches right in front of me approaching the bulk head emergency seat and he said, “As much as I would love to sit here – I can not because I would be unable to help others. When I heard I looked at the stewardess and I immediately said, “I have the perfect seat for you my dear!” I then proceeded to introduce Thomas to my DH and they swapped seats. It turned out that Thomas had a cast on his left leg so he had to have a left aisle seat in order to be comfortable! Is God good or what!?
And you’ll never guess what he was in school for – are you ready? He’s a geologist! OM Goodness! God paired me up with a mineral studier! We talked for hours! He even looked at my Power Point Presentations on the Dead Sea! How cool was that! The best part is – he’s going to help me create a layman’s laboratory that will allow me to test for mineral content of our products! I was soooo blown away at how God hooked all that up!
The flight was extremely long but we made it through without a glitch! We all got our luggage coming and going! I must say if you travel over seas book with Lufthansa! They take phenomenal care of their customers - no matter what time of day it is!
Our luxury bus ride home was over before I knew it - because I slept most of the way home! It's good to be home again. But I must tell you - half of my heart was left in Israel! I can't wait to return!
Luv~N~Hugs to you all!
The Mud Queen™