Tuesday, December 2, 2008

first day

Wow. The week of thanksgiving was crazy. We moved out of our house, finished up all the last minute items needed to remove yourself from culture, sorely misjudged how much time it would me take to change the heater core in our car, enjoyed a great thanksgiving with family, and finally ended up at the San Francisco airport at 5:15 am on Monday morning ready to hop on our plane to Colorado for school at Mission Training International. I walked up to the check-in counter, pulled out my itinerary and my heart stopped. Flight 914, leaving at 6:23 am from San Jose, Ca...........San Jose? SAN JOSE? NOOOO!



Yep, we were at the wrong airport. Of course our ride (Katie's mom, God bless her for her patience) was already heading across the San Mateo bridge, and by the time she came back, picked us up, and shuttled us down the 101 to San Jose we missed our flight.

So one long travel day involving flying stand by, running across airports, giving of ultimatims (i.e. "you have two options, get us on that plane, or get our luggage off!"), shuttles that were MIA resulting in one long taxi ride, we ended up at our destination, MTI in Palmer lake Colorado.

I'm not sure if miracles count when you need them because of your own stupidity, but we saw quite a few that day and felt pretty blessed to make it here only a half hour late for supper. Cold spaghetti has never tasted so good! If we needed any more evidence that God is good, we only needed to step out of our room the next morning and be greeted by this.......


The teaching after day one has been incredible and the kids are adapting well. Cohen kept telling everybody from the stewardess's to the airplane pilots to the taxi driver where we were headed. "Umm sir, I have something to tell you. We are going to Colorado!"

I will update more in a few days..... See ya from Colorado!

12 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! What a stressful way to start your day of traveling! I've missed a flight on account of reading an itinerary wrong, too. No fun! Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound. I'm praying for you all!

Stephen said...

Dave, et al.
Beautiful sunrise! I'm glad to see you all made it and are renewed. Keep posting on here, and let us know if you need anything. We're praying for you. Actually, when I heard you had missed your flight, I started ACTUALLY praying for you, so some good came of it! Tell Cohen that Nemo says hi.

Arlene said...

Can I share your blog with many? Our prayers are with you as serve HIM.

Jared said...

Sounds like the first trip started really well! ; ) Hope it gets better. We are thinking about you guys and praying that you are able to soak up everything God has for you there! See you in a few weeks

slboone4 said...

I went on Google instead of Yahoo and was able to find your blog.
It was good to talk to Katie and Cohen. Glad all is well. What a beautiful view!

Eric said...

Sounds like an adventure. Praying for you.

polkadotalot said...

Been thinking/praying for you guys...Good to hear your there and okay. I was hoping the rest of the time in Colorado wouldn't go like your first day! :) Love you guys!
COHEN-Hows school going buddy? Love, Aunt Pam

Erika said...

I was just telling someone about my flight mishaps yesterday, which are not few. They do make good stories.

I remember MTI—beautiful place.

Renee said...

Sounds like way to big of an adventure for the first day! Glad you finally made it though. I left a message yesterday, hopefully you got it! Hope to talk to you soon KT.Your in our prayers!

Jody said...

Hey!
Glad you made it safe and sound....finally! What beautiful scenery!! I hope you invested in "winter" coats! :) Praying for you all always! Love you!

Hi Cohen! I hope you are having a lot of fun. Do you like the snow? :)

karen said...

i will admit, i found this a bit humerous. :) actually, i laughed. can i just say - typical. for you, but just as much for God b'c He worked it out so amazingly! how cool is that?! praying, praying, praying and can't wait to catch up again. much love.

Terry said...

Hey guys, just thinking about you as God is preparing you for the future. Hey anybody can arrive at the wrong airport but God uses our mistakes to show His ability to take cares of us as He promised!