I don’t even know where to begin… I’m just going to type and we’ll see where this takes me….
Saturday 4:40 AM, we were on our way to my in-laws to catch a limo with my sister-in-law and her family visiting from Cali.
Limo -> airport -> Florida -> Disney cruise.
Arrive at airport and Hubs checks the Jet Blue App… Notices our flight is rescheduled to Sunday, 7:30 pm.
“Shut up!!!!! That can’t be right!”
Run into airport… It was right.
Called travel agent.
Called Jet Blue.
Called travel insurance.
Called numerous airlines..
Tweeted and started a social media SOS to Donald Trump.. (He has property close to the airport.. Figured it was worth a shot..) #trumpsaveourtrip
All resulted in no flights available (either cancelled from previous nights weather or booked) in the surrounding areas to accommodate all 11 of us..
Left airport after four hours, in shock…
We are not going on this family cruise that was talked about for the past two years. Sophia was not going to show Minnie Mouse she had her toe nails painted like the polka dots on her dress…
Got back to in-laws and cried..
We decided to start looking into renting a house for a few days..
Four hours later, called numerous rental homes, searched dozens of sites, still no rental home…
Thought what if we flew down to Florida yesterday?! The severe weather may have not allowed us to go then, as well.
But cried at the fact so many people are showing so much kindness and love toward our situation.
Go to bed, asking God, what was his reason behind all this? Why do this to us? My father-in-law has been talking non-stop about this trip since January… We held off “trying” for baby #3, for this trip..
What is Your plan?!
Wake up on Sunday morning… Pinch myself…
Nope, not a dream.. Still all very real..
Called a realtor in Ocean City, Maryland…
Had 3 rental homes available.
Booked one- jumped in the car, (luggage was still in there), added some beach chairs and sand toys and made the 5 hour trip.
Had a great drive down.. Learned a lot of what OCMD has to offer.
Still couldn’t help but think, “What would we be doing on the ship, right now? Princess Meet and Greet?”
Sophia saw a plane in the sky- “Let’s get on that plane and then it will take us to the Disney Cruise…” Still.. More tears…
Get to house, made all 6 beds.. Cooked gf pasta for dinner… Sent the gentleman out for groceries (seriously took 2 hours.. Us ladies would have been back in 45 mins. Lol)
Monday, July 4th-
Overcast sky.. Spent the morning at the beach..
Freaked out when Sophia was knocked down by wave crashing down on her. She was fine. I was, too, after I talked myself out of a panic attack.
Came back to house..
Lunch -> shower -> nap.
Went out to dinner to Macky’s Bar and Grill.
Ordered a “gluten free cheeseburger with no bun” for Sophia.
Burger came out on bun.. Waiter noticed and sent it back.. He insured us it was a new burger.. I even looked at it- didn’t look like it was on a bun.
We all ate…
Brother-in-law had to eat outside.. He’s allergic to shellfish and the smell was getting to him.
Came home -> watched Chicken Little -> ready to go on beach to watch fireworks.
Sophia starts getting sick… She was glutened…
Cleaned her-up twice, as well as myself.
“Mommy, I’m sorry I ate the burger.. I hope you still love me even if I throw up.”
Tears are rolling down my face as I type at the moment. Feel like a terrible mama, who allowed her daughter to get sick…
It’s 11:52, I’m going to end this and pray to God again and ask him… Please dear lord, let’s start going up from here… I need this more than you know…
*i know this is not a typical post from me but I needed to get this out with the hopes that it’s now in the past and the worse is now over. I’m not looking for sympathy or criticism. Just needed to vent and one day look back at this and laugh… Or if someone wants to make it into a movie- just let me know. 😉