Monday, January 23, 2012

What Did I Just Do?

We just put our oldest onto a plane that was flying to London, England.  She is by herself and will, upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, collect her checked bag, go through customs, and then find her coach (British English for bus) and board it to ride to Cambridge.

Yes Ellie will miss her big sister, just like the rest of us.

She will stay for three weeks with Jonathan and Rachel.  We are thrilled that they are offering her this opportunity.  And we are excited to hear all about what she is doing and seeing.

And yes, there were tears from my eyes but I keep telling myself that her Father in Heaven, who loves her so much more than I, is with her.  His guardian angels will watch over her and He will hold her in His hands, comforting her and keep her safe.

So tonight she is flying solo to another country.  When I awaken in the morning, she will have gained six hours and her first passport stamp.  Godspeed my dearest daughter Hannah.  I love you.


Laura said...

Wow...just wow! This will be the trip of a lifetime...just hope she doesn't meet a husband over there. :)

Melody said...

Sadly, she'll probably miss out on the stamp. I don't think they do that anymore. It stinks. (We were told we could go to post offices in the countries we visited, and they would do it.)