Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A birthday to remember

Today I turned 21. Today was also a day of rioting in Haiti. The election results were revealed late last night, and people were not happy. In Port au Prince the rioting began instantly continuing on all through the day causing the whole city to shut down. We had reports that it is literally in flames from all the burning tires. It was a moment that I could not describe this morning, as I was sitting visiting with Dan, Carolyn and Gary on the front porch with our coffees. There was a cool tropical breeze, and palm trees around me and coffee in my hand. A perfect birthday morning in my mind. Yet in the distance yelling could be heard, as well as gun shots off in the distances. Yes, a perfect birthday moment. It really was a great day except for the fact that I have to head to the airport in the morning, and we were getting word that all flights on December 8th were being cancelled. No problem I thought we'll leave early the next morning, just to make sure we are on our 1050 flight. I was determined that it was going to happen, telling my self all day that I will be on that flight and God WILL make it happen. Well, I was wrong, and in tears, now the only thing being I wanted to get home. My flight was cancelled due to employees not being able to get to work. Great. Thank-you God for this information. Now, how was I going to get on a flight out of here when hundreds of others are on flights wanting to get out of here. Time for a break down. I wanted on that plane. After calling Barb and sharing the information about our flight, I was on the phone with American Airlines. Shared my sob story about the capital being in flames, my flight being cancelled, and the country being a mess, with two ladies they got me and Barb out on flights the next day. Hallelujah! Then on to our hotel reservation with Hotwire, who straight up tell up no refunds for cancelations or moving it to another day, bring on the sob story once again, after looking up the situation on the internet, apologizing, she happily refunded our hotel. Once again Hallelujah! So please pray that I will be on that flight friday after noon and back in Canada.

Happy Birthday to me.

1 comment:

Val said...

Wow. Praying for you and Barb for sure!


Oh, and Happy Birthday. You're an adult everywhere now!