If there is one thing you can count on in this world, it’s that nothing is set in stone. Plans change, schedules get rescheduled, and you’ve got to learn to roll with the punches. When I was on my way to Korea, the original plan had to be scrapped. I was stressed to the max and felt completely overwhelmed and frustrated. I was SO sure I’d be able to get the free military standby flight, but it just didn’t work out the way I’d planned.
While I was initially upset at the unexpected expense of an international plane ticket (though EXTREMELY cheap for what it was) I couldn’t help but be thankful that we had the resources to make it happen. We didn’t have to go into debt, nor did we have to drain our savings. We’ve been working hard to create emergency funds and they, quite literally, paid off.
So when I showed up at the terminal this morning, ready to check in for my standby flight back to the states, I couldn’t help but chuckle when they told me there were no outgoing flights.
I was the only person who thanked them profusely and smiled at the ordeal. Cause this delay? This delay is a gift. I now have 2 more days with love and we will certainly make the most out of them!
For now, I’ve got some MAJOR editing to do and be sure to stay tuned for photos from our Japan adventures!