Milan, Italy this morning. We’ve been
looking forward to this trip for months now.
Joe actually won the trip at work by selling a certain amount of
Bertazonni products – – an Italian brand appliance. This trip was entirely paid
for by Bertazonni (except for the first 2 nights which we were going to explore
on our own). We were planning to be
there for a week.
them to stay with our parents. We got
Cubby all situated and planned for him to be taken care of. We arrived at the airport at 5 am this
morning, all ready to check in with our luggage packed – – only to be told that
Joe’s passport expires within 3 months of us returning next week – – and as a
result – – they would not let him fly or leave the country.
understatement. WE WERE DEVASTATED!!!
The look on Joe’s face – – I’ll never forget.
He has worked SO hard for this trip.
We’ve both been SO excited about this trip. It was almost like someone
was playing a joke on us.
details of our lives – – there is a reason that we were not to go on this
trip. I’m holding onto that belief right
now. Because if I don’t – – I’ll probably cry myself to sleep.
things in mind for us right now.
on this trip. We may never know. And as sad as I am tonight to think about it
– – I am comforted in knowing that everything will work out how it should.
home to. I am grateful to be able to
spend the 2nd week of fall break with my children – – who I would’ve
probably missed dearly. I am grateful to
have a week with NOTHING to do so that I can recharge myself. Recharging is exactly what I need.
is a silver lining. The airline is allowing us to use our plane tickets to fly anywhere in the
world before August of next year. This
is a HUGE relief. We will celebrate our
15th anniversary next year SOMEWHERE WONDERFUL. And maybe, just maybe by that time…we’ll
understand why this all was meant to be.