My internet access will be pretty limited this week, but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who prayed for me on Saturday as I flew with all three kids. It went better than I anticipated. I met the sweetest lady, Ms. Anne. She helped me the entire trip. She helped me get the kids on and off the plane, she helped me get them in and out of the bathroom in the airport, she held Max's hand as we walked to baggage claim, and she even waited with me until my mom arrived to pick us up. AND you know what the coolest thing is? She is taking the same return flight as us! Ms. Anne promised to wait for me at the gate and help me the whole way home! Isn't God Awesome?! Jack was actually calling her Aunt Anne by time she left :).
There was one point when Jack started screaming (and I mean screaming) because he dropped his toy under the seat. I quickly caught the glare of a woman across the aisle from us and I immediately had this thought: Well, ma'am, you can either be a part of the problem, or a part of the solution. And I just figured that she would rather be a part of the solution, so I gently asked her (as I am holding Annie out to her!) if she wouldn't mind holding Annie for me as I tend to Jack. The look on her was enough to keep me smiling the rest of the trip, but she did it...and she survived it.
Thank you for your prayers and your pointers...We made it, and we are having a great time visiting family and friends. I'll do my best to keep posting during the week.