That is the understatement of the year!
After getting WP's second IV drip,
we left the hotel @ 11am for the airport
wearing our Shepherd's Field tee shirts honoring them
for loving WP and sharing such a precious gift with our family.
He still wasn't feeling all that well
but knew we had to get home.
There is no sugarcoating the return flight home!
The first leg to Seoul was just a three hour flight
and WP did awesome.
We had a short 2 hour layover and boarded for our marathon flight.
Everyone was great for the first couple of hours
but after that, it was the hardest 13 hours of our entire trip.
WP would fall asleep and wake up wailing
disturbing the whole back of the plane.
Many of the flight attendants would rush to us
trying to help us quiet him down.
Really the only thing that worked was standing with him in the back rocking back and forth.
If I sat with him, I had to sit extremely still
or he would wake up and wail again~
a vicious cycle for the whole trip.
My arms are SO sore today. :)
Not sure what was going on other than being sick
and maybe just not liking the plane at all.
Anyway, we made it and that's ALL that matters.
There's no place like home!
We arrived @ the airport about 6:20
and after making it through customs and immigration,
retrieving our bags twice, and going through security,
we rode the escalator up to find~
(Thank you Amy for shooting photos!)
Seeing our family, especially our children
was the sweetest sight since WP Day~
They all cheered and held up signs~
SO thankful to be home~
Amelia couldn't have been more excited~
Just taking it all in~
It was SO nice to have lots of help loading our luggage getting home. Our pastor and family came out on the church van
to get us. Finally made it about 11:15ish.
My family was SO thankful to have us home~
It was a sweet time of reunion!
Everyone shared a little time inside for a while
and we were off to bath the littles.
Girls couldn't WAIT to get their puppets out from China~
I think we finally had WP in bed by 1:30ish
and he was asleep in a flash.
About 4:30 he cried and came to sleep rest of night with us.
How sweet he looked in his bed. :)
I must have been on an emotional high
and got tons done before I went to bed.
All suitcases were unpacked and two loads of laundry done!
I finally hit my pillow about 2:30
and slept until 6.
WP slept until 6:30, EK to 8:45 and SJ~ 9:00!
Everyone had a great day...
I will post about it tomorrow.
Our goal was to make it until 7 tonight
and we are almost there~ jet lag is SO hard.
Blessings and love from HOME!