Sunday, May 16, 2010

Off She Goes Into the Wild Blue Yonder, more or less

Brycie left on Friday morning, May 14, 2010, from Oklahoma City.  Her Oklahoma City plane was delayed for 45 minutes while they worked on the radar, or something.  She made it to Chicago, and even made it to her international gate.  The plane was still there, but they had closed the doors and wouldn't reopen.  First hiccup.  So, she had to stay overnight in Chicago and take the Saturday flight to Beijing.  She called when she got to her hotel in Beijing and dejectedly reported that United Airlines lost her luggage.  Remember, all blog followers, avoid United Airlines at all costs when making your next travel plans.  Second hiccup.  United representatives assured Brycie in Chicago that there would be no problems.  Easy for them to say, huh?  We have no idea where in the world Brycie's luggage might be; nor how long it will take to find.  Not a very good start to a wonderful event.  No clothes; no make-up; none of Hutson's clothes; no gifts for the orphanage.  Good times, good times.

Brycie and I "skyped" for about 45 minutes right after noon (Oklahoma time).  It was wonderful to see her beautiful face and hear her voice.  Brycie is so much more understanding about stuff like this than I.  I would be trying to see how many "heads I could get to roll" at United Airlines.  I would probably be in custody by now.  The worst thing sweet Brycie could say was "I'm not very happy about this."  Isn't she the greatest? 

Oh, the third hiccup -- Brycie tells me that the smog in Beijing is so bad that she can "taste it" in her mouth.  Yum!  But, all will be wonderful in a few hours as Brycie and our son, Hutson Benedict Guosheng, will be united.  Praise God!  They are coming to get Brycie at 6:30 a.m. (Beijing time) and take her to the orphanage to meet Hutson, then off to do paperwork.  She and I will begin posting stories and photographs very soon.  Please pray for my Brycie and for our son, Hutson.  Much more later.

By the way, it is a good thing that we are not superstitious people.  Brycie's hotel room in Chicago was Room 1313 on the 13th floor.  Our brother-in-law, Dave, said, well it could have been Room 66 on the 6th floor.  We know that God is in control and we trust in Him. 


1 comment:

  1. Oh dear Brycie!! I hope all goes well with your luggage. It will all get better!! Good luck!!