That's when it dawned on me..."THIS IS CRAZY! I just lost one Grandma and didn't get to come home! I'd rather go to GG's birthday party and see her alive...then to come back for her funeral (if it were to happen while we are on the mission field.)"
So, I talked to Phillip about my idea of my flying to TN and SURPRISING my family...especially my Moma and Laura! Phillip ran it past our mission's director and they both thought that I should go! YEA!!!!!! =D
So, I got my ticket on Monday and then called my Aunt Carole and asked her to PLEASE KEEP MY SECRET from everyone especially Laura, Moma, and GG! GG's birthday party was on Saturday and I wanted to fly out on Thursday so I could help Moma and Laura on Friday.
I could hardly sleep the next few days...I was SO EXCITED! I called and talked to Laura on Monday night for she and Moma had just arrived at GG's house in TN that evening. We talked on Tuesday and Wednesday evening as well. I told her that I wished I could be there to HELP HER GET READY during those few days. =) (I NEVER said I wished I could be at the party...for I knew I would be! =)
When I posted my Fun Food Friday with an URGENT unspoken request...my request was for me as I traveled that day! =)
~So, here I am, on Thursday, May 3rd getting out of the taxi at the Bogota airport heading to my beloved TN, my GG, and my FAMILY! =)~
I just had a short 30 min. flight from Atlanta to Knoxville, TN. Here we are landing in TN. I was so EXCITED! GG's house and my family were just 7 mins. away!!! =D~
She knew who I was but was so shocked knowing that I was to be in South America and COULD NOT BE IN TENN! =)~
We moved to TN when I was just 6 months old and lived there until I was nearly 11...so this is Home to me ...well, one of my Many homes now! =) ~
I'm glad to be back with my WONDERFUL sweetheart and our sweet children. I think that my little Mary thought that she had Permanently LOST her Mommy...though she didn't know where. =) I was happy that she came right to me when she saw me this morning.
I surely am GRATEFUL TO JESUS that He let me go to TN!