Traveling back to the US

14 Mar

At 9pm we rode to the airport. Our wonderful guide got us a driver and she came along with us. When we got to the airport she helped us to our airline check in so that we could check our bags. All 4 bags were under 50lbs. Yay!! One was like .8 over but they didn’t charge us. She spoke to the guy at the check in desk for us. Explained our situation and that we needed to sit together. He had no space for 3. He put 1 of us with Malachi and the other 6 rows back. We were going to have to ask if someone would move for us. It was very unlikely since Kev had a middle seat and he would have to exchange for someone with an end seat. 😢

We were at the airport gate and an American woman started talking with us. She lives outside the US right now and was flying home for a wedding. We were telling her we didn’t have seats together and she said she would pray that someone will move so we can sit together. Then they called for special boarding. Unfortunately, we had to go outside the gate, get on a bus (which meant lifting the stroller onto the bus and in other cases a wheelchair…no ramp). They drove us out to the plane and we had to carry Malachi up all the steps to board the plane. I was upset that he was seeing the huge plane. I thought he might get scared but he seemed excited. Always a smile. He was moving his arms out like an airplane and screaming something in Chinese. 😊

We took our seats. I sat next to Malachi and a Kev sat 6 rows back. Then we waited to see who would be sitting with us while I prayed silently that the person would want Kevs middle seat. I was helping Malachi with something and heard someone say, in English, “Are you ready for a blessing from the Lord?” The seat belonged to the woman we spoke to st the gate. Tears started streaming down my face. She said she wanted to take Kevs seat. God is amazing. Kev and I were both in tears to see God work this out for us.

The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful except for the 5 times that Malachi threw up. Being at the orphanage for 6 years didn’t give him much time in a vehicle or plane. So he seems to get motion sick very easily. He threw up all over himself and me while Kevan and I tried to hurry and find something to help. Fortunately, I had 2 extra outfits for him. Unfortunately, for me….I didn’t. Lol. I’m looking forward to a shower and change of clothes. We have 1 more flight to go. Please pray no more vomiting! He has pretty much laid between us the rest of the flight. Sleeping or just laying. He still smiles every now and then. He is so sweet. He has not eaten except for a lollipop. The water has had he has thrown up. Prayers that we can get him hydrated too. Any advice on helping cover kids who vomit in cars or any suggestions that might help would be great. We have many car rides the next few days to Nashville and back.

2 Responses to “Traveling back to the US”

  1. Cheryl Whiteaker March 14, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Oh my what a ordeal. That lady was truly a blessing from the Lord. I am praying for you all. Hopefully somebody will know what to do for the motion sickness. You can call your pharmacy when you get home and ask them. I sure they would know. I pray the Rest of your trip will be much better.

  2. reclinerwoman March 15, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    Ginger candy (typically for sale at airports) helps with nausea. I always keep some with me. Ginger Ale might help also. God is good all the time! Praying for you.

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