10 hours till we go pick him up! I can’t believe he’s been gone for 3 days. This is the first time he’s been away from home for an extended period of time, in 14 years. What a trip of a life time though.
Ryan left Friday morning at 5:00 from school to Midway Airport. He and 135 8th graders were traveling to Washington D.C. I don’t think I’ve ever spent this much time texting before in my life. But I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the pictures he’s sent me from each of his stops. I’ve never been to D.C. myself, nor has my husband, so when the opportunity arose, we were very supportive of Ryan to take part in this adventure…but what an adventure it’s become…
When I started writing this he was due back in 10 hours at for pick up (and a big hug) at school. Now it’s 7:19 PM, and I should be getting excited that he will be landing at Midway in about 3 hours. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has created some alternative plans. Oh yes, both flights for all the students returning from 2 different airports have been cancelled…is this really happening? Yes, yes it is. There’s an ice storm causing havoc and cancelling flights in and out of Reagan National and Baltimore Washington Airports. This probably wouldn’t be as big of a deal, but I miss him so much. Even his younger sister Taylor wants him back home. She said it’s just not normal around here. I couldn’t agree more.
As I sit here typing, I can hear several planes going overhead. Have to admit it makes me miss him even more. People I’ve talked to ask me what are you going to do, how will he get home, where’s he going to stay, does he have enough money with him? I will say this, the company the trip is hosted through, is taking care of everything. They have now rescheduled all the students to return home tomorrow on 4 different flights…of course Ryan is on the very last flight. He’ll be back at school for me to pick him up at 11:30 PM. All meals, the extra night hotel, and another full day of sight seeing has all been arranged and paid for by the travel company. So other than me just missing my boy, he is definitely being taken care of. I’m very thankful to them and the teachers chaperoning.
So now I have to wait 27 more hours to see him and hold him…this poor kid! What’s college going to be like?! Thank goodness high school is only 4 miles from our house…I better get a grip! ha ha. Well, my cell phone is ringing, it’s Ryan! So I’ve got to go for now. Soon we’ll be back to normal!