Phew! I made it back to Argentina…but only with the help of my little brother. Nathan traveled with me, & I don’t know how I would’ve done it without him. Traveling that far never gets easier, but I have gotten better at taking in each moment a little more & enjoying the journey full of all it’s little surprises.
Speaking of surprises, we had a 4 hour delay in SLC which was extended by 2 hours due to an exterior decal on the plane that wasn’t positioned just right – yeah, I don’t know what that was all about. While waiting, we spotted Elder Holland at a nearby gate. This was a huge deal for us! You can read more about him HERE.
Since it was a Wednesday, there were plenty of missionaries in the airport who wanted his attention, but he found a moment to visit with us. It was amazing. He asked, “So you’re traveling to Argentina…with these two little kitties? That’s wonderful!” His enthusiasm was a boost, & he was so proud of Nathan’s recent return from the Roseville, CA mission. He thanked us for our efforts, & told Nathan to ‘keep that Roseville look about him.’ AnnMarie was so cute – she said she picked out her favorite sticker & gave it to him. She appears to be going through her selection in the picture ;)!
We had a few mishaps in Atlanta, but essentially, due to the delay in SLC, we missed our flight to Buenos Aires. Luckily, Delta Airlines gave us a free hotel voucher along with plenty of meal vouchers. It was crazy, but after 3 solid days of traveling across the world, we made it.
As for now, I’m resting, adjusting, & enjoying my little brother. I’m so happy to be with my husband again & especially grateful for the girls to have their dad back.