As my "faithful" readers know, Agustin and I were supposed to go to Miami today to pick up his brother Elias. Well, my hubby and I were up and out of the house early this morning, around 6:30 a.m. We headed South to Sarasota. By then, we were so hungry, we stopped off at a Chik-Fil-A for a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit and coffee of course!! After eating what we think was the most delicious biscuit in the world, we headed further south. As we neared Port Charlotte, the cell phone rang. His baby sister was letting us know that Elias had missed his flight! No fault of his own, mind you. Remember the hurricane that just hit Mexico? Although our family members are inland, it seems they did get a good drenching and even some flooding in their area due to heavy rainfall. Hence, the shuttle bus had difficulties getting the passengers from Queretaro to Mexico City on time! My hubby's first words were: "Poor Elias. He hates it when things don't go as planned!" We were told we would hear back from the family as soon as Elias had an alternate plan.
So what to do? Should we keep heading south toward Miami? Should we head home an hour and a half away? Should we take this Port Charlotte exit so I can show hubby where my very first apartment was?
I began with my chattering: "Oh and I can show you the school I taught in! Or we could drive out to Harbor Island and Fisherman's village. I could show you where one of my old boyfriend's used to live. I wonder if his house is really as nice as I used to think it was! He retired young from the Alaskan Pipeline and lived on the islands where the wealthy live. His home was so gorgeous! He had it decorated professionally." OOPS, I got quite an expression from dear hubby! I wasn't thinking was I? Me and my big mouth! So I concluded with: "We were never serious. He was too old for me anyway!" It all turned into a big laugh and hubby and I proceeded to have a nice drive.
Right when we were about take the Port Charlotte exit, the cell phone rang. It was hubby's brother. Plan B, could we possibly pick him up in Orlando at 3:45 this afternoon? Why, of course we can! That is so much less time on the road for us! So we got back on to I-75 North and headed home. Hubby is napping now and I think I will follow suit for a bit. We need to leave here around 1:30 ish.
Now about that prayer request. My sister and brother in law left early for the beach house in S.C. to spend some extra time with his aging dad who lives in Beaufort, S.C. which is near the island we are all headed to. God's timing is awesome! This morning, Clint (my BIL) received a call that his step mom, Mary, had been having horrific pain in her hip. She had both replaced a few years ago. Her son called the Dr. and had her pre-admitted this A.M. and Clint was able to swing by his dad's and get him to the hospital once he was ready. It appears Mary will need surgery to replace that hip which was already replaced. I think that is what I was told. When I called Clint's cell, he was at the hospital with his dad, Mary, and several family members who all live around Beaufort. You see, a cousin was also admitted to the same hospital this morning due to problems with the stints that are in his legs for circulation. I know Clint was following the leading of the Holy Spirit to go up there 3 days earlier than our initial plan. He can help drive his dad and others to and from the hospital and be there to minister as needed.
Thanks for your prayers. I may have a chance to check in one more time tonight before we head off for the Island tomorrow.