Mom, Evangeline and I are at the Atlanta airport. Even with all the traveling I have done in the past few months, I can honestly say I have never seen anything like this. This place is a madhouse.
We arrived at 6:00 AM and at 8:15 are STILL waiting in line just to check-in. The lines stretch from the ticket counters to the baggage area, literally hundreds of feet. My mom is really great and is waiting in the line with all of our luggage and the stroller allowing me to pace the perimeter with Evangeline. Thank you so much, Mom!
–Please pray that we can get checked-in in time to go through security and to get to our plane. Fortunately our flight out has been delayed an hour, so we do have a bit more time.
–Please pray that we will remain calm.
–Please pray that we will be granted favor in the sight of other passengers and airport personnel. The tempers of the people around us are extremely short. Taking turns waiting in line with all our extra luggage has already provoked a few unpleasant comments from others.
–Give thanks to the Lord for the grace He has already given. Last night, as I was going to bed with only four hours until I had to get up, I became full of anxiety and fear. Having learned from past experience what to do in this situation, I got up and paced the room quietly praying, singing songs and hymns to God. The Lord gave me peace and calmed my heart. I lay down again and went right to sleep.
I praise God for His help and do know that He is in ultimate control of everything–even this crazy airport. I thank you for all your prayers on our behalf.