A Long 5 Hours

What a sad day yesterday was in more ways than one.  I am having a hard time trying to word this post.

We were at the Warsaw airport doing this…

"L" is off to start university!

“L” is off to start university!

“L” is going to be doing her university studies in the US so yesterday she flew back a few early to start getting herself situated there before school starts.  So we drove down to Warsaw since that is the major airport for international flights.

She flew through Amsterdam as part of her itinerary.  This is where the story makes a sad turn, almost at the exact same time as “L’s” plane is taking off in Amsterdam…the Malaysian flight was shot down(this is my personal opinion of what happened to bring down the plane).

So for the next couple of hours while watching CNN and the news about the plane crash, this was my computer screen.

I refreshed this screen several times over the evening.

I refreshed this screen several times over the evening.

I knew she was safe but until I saw that the plane had landed in the Minneapolis airport I was just a wee bit nervous, so it was a long 5 hours for me.

I know that today I will be able to pick up my phone and call her and hear her voice again(I am sure asking for money already) but tragically 298 other people will not have their voices heard again.  Oh how my heart aches for those families affected with the plane tragedy.

When is the first time you flew?  It is hard to believe but “L’s” first time flying was when she was about 10 months old and my first time flying was when I was 15 going to a Girl Scout camp.

love kelley
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9 Responses to A Long 5 Hours

  1. Michi says:

    What a terrible terrible act. My deep condoleances to the family of all those people. We heard there we more then 154 Dutch were on board of that plane.My country is in chock.when will this nonsense stop!

  2. So sad, praying for the families.
    Linda Finn

  3. Stacey Blaha says:

    What a horrible five hours for you! It breaks my heart to see/ hear about these things happening. I just don’t understand it.
    Oh and I flew for the first time when I was seven. My son was three and my daughter 18mos the first time they flew.

  4. Being away from loved ones is extras tough during times of tragedy. I know you’ll be excited about L’s adventure, but will also really miss her! Hugs to you.

  5. Birdiebee says:

    What a horrible thing that happened here. I feel so sad for the families that have to endure the days to come as well as deal with the loss for the rest of their lives.

  6. Cami says:

    I’m glad your daughter is safe!

  7. Kate says:

    I can understand why you were so nervous! It was a complete tragedy and what has happened since is even worse. Great post.

  8. Wanda Tracey says:

    I feel terriblely sad for those people and give them my condolences.I can only imagine as a mom too, how you would have felt for those five hours.It was surely a d to balance our lives out.ay of having your nerves tested.Thank goodness there are better days

  9. Melissa S says:

    This was so terribly heart wrenchingly sad . I think I would have been very nervous is someone I loved was flying that day too.

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