So we are finally back under one roof again…woo hoo!!! And I guess we will go ahead and add one more woo hoo! That is how excited I am about this!
So Thursday and Friday I passed all of my final tests and role plays and was more than ready to come back. Zoey was feeling better and it was just breaking my heart being away from her.
So the flight home…was miserable, horrible, no good type of flight. The original plan was for me to fly out at 4:00 and get home at 7:00. Right before we boarded the plane a really bad storm came so it delayed my flight for forty five minutes. But it had lots of lighting so I was more than happy sitting at the gate. But once we boarded it was when it took a turn. Our plane did not have any air conditioner and due to the previous lightning storm an air control tower went down in New Jersey grounding all planes out of New York. So there we sat on the runway just waiting…and waiting. That would have been my version of hell. I am not even kidding you. Being stuck in a hot chair, no air, hate bothering people to get up to go to the restroom, going nowhere when all you want to do is see your family. So we waited for 3 hours and for a while there it got pretty scary for the older people especially. I know I was about to pass out so I am sure they were no doing too well. They were putting wet towels on them, fanning them, etc. So thank goodness there is this law that limits time sitting on the runway so at three hours we all walked off the plane went to the gate, waited 5 minutes then walked right back on and waited 2 more hours before finally taking off! Once to Atlanta I was able to make a connecting flight but once we boarded that plane they announced they had no pilots so we had to deboard and then wait again! So by the time all of that was said and done I did not land in Birmingham until 2:45 am which did not get me in my drive way until 3:30 am!
So I didn’t get this big welcome from Zoey at the airport like I imagined. I kind of work her up and took her out of my mom’s bed when she was sound asleep but once we got home she was WIDE awake and realized I was back and where she was. So of course she wanted to play for 2 hours in her room! J Even though I had been up for 26 hours at that point I did not care one bit because my baby girl was in the same room as me. She just kept running up to me and Eric giving us the BIGGEST hugs saying “Mommy” “Daddy” I think she thought it was all a dream. It was too cute! So we finally all went to bed around 5:30 am and ended up sleeping in until 10:00.
We had a pretty chill weekend. I actually did not leave the neighborhood one bit until Monday morning. We just hung out here, played, went to the pool, and just spent time together as a family. I needed it for sure!!!
On Monday Zoey was back at school, Eric at work, and my first day finally doing my new job. Yes, I have been employed for my new company for almost two months but all the training was finally done and I was back out in the field. I was a little nervous at first but by the time today has rolled around I am feeling more and more comfortable and feel confident I made a good decision and move into this position. I am very excited and look forward to where it will take me!
We are getting back into the swing of things around here. Except that Zoey wants to stay up real late and is REALLY fighting going to bed. But other than that we are getting settled back in. Thanks again for all of your prayers while I was gone. It was so hard and I would have not been able to survive without it!