Upper story, Lower story
Trip Start Feb 06, 2012
7Trip End Feb 18, 2012
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Anyway, our son-in-law came up with the brilliant plan to put us on a bus at 3:20 AM from Brno to Vienna to avoid having to drive us there himself for our 7:45 AM flight. But actually, it was a good plan. Our bus ride was comfortable and uneventful and our flight to London went off without a hitch. That's where the good times ended. Or so it seemed.
As we made our way thru Heathrow and then to our boarding station for our 10:15 AM flight to Chicago, we were met with a full waiting area
It was just a couple weeks earlier that we heard a message called "Upper story, Lower story" where the Pastor described how our lives on earth are the Lower story, while God works out the Upper story. What could have been a anxious wait for any of us on our own, became a bonding time for the 4 families. We learned about each other, where we were going, where we came from and why we were traveling in the middle of February. We met as strangers and left as friends. God's plan is always bigger than what meets the eye and we got to see some of that Upper story for ourselves.
We arrived in Chicago with just an hour to make our connection home. Remember the commercials with O.J.Simpson running through the airport. Well that was us, minus the hurdles. But we made it without much of the stress we were anticipating. And when we got to Harrisburg, we were picked up by some selfless friends who then drove us home to round out our 25 hour journey.
What a trip! Our grandkids are fine and growing up fast. Our daughter and her husband are doing well and seem to be adapting to the Czech culture again. And we'll remember this trip for a long time.
That's our story and we're sticking with it!