Friday, January 7, 2011

Maya's Adventure!


Good Morning Company girls and Happy New Year!
At this time, which is about 8:17am our time, which is 7:17am Houston time, this little girl...well, not so little , is in a plane which is over Arkansas and should land in Texas just past 8:00am Houston time!! Then in about two hours, her and the rest of the team get on another plane and go to Costa Rica! Maya, is scheduled to be there until February 4th
She called yesterday afternoon, before they were scheduled to leave the camp up north. She was complaining that her tummy hurt...she's never been on a plane before and she was starting to get nervous...so, I did the mommy thing and tried to reinforce what fun going on a plane is....that she was going to have a great time...that she was going to love it.....Do you remember how you felt before your very first plane ride? I do.
I was 42 years old...yes, that old...when hubby said we were going away for our twentieth wedding anniversary...I was very excited because we had never gone away before...can you imagine...20 years married and had never been away on a long trip, from our kids...not even once.....never been on an airplane...oh ,my goodness.... as the time got closer I started to desperately figure out just how long would it take to drive to Seattle!! Needless to say, hubby squashed those thoughts like a bug! Of course, we wouldn't be driving!! So, I did a lot of praying, took my Gravol, took some Immodium...and got on the plane....and except for hating using the washrooms on planes....I love flying now!!! So, I tried to pass all this wisdom onto Maya,.....but I'm not sure she was buying it! I wish she had someway of calling me when she gets to Houston...but she left her cell phone at home (not a good idea to take it to another country...you know teenagers and phones!)...and because she's not used to using a pay phone, I'm not sure she'll think of using one and calling collect...oh my.....my little girl is all on her own...well, really she's with ten other people on her team....and I was reminded when I woke this morning with that song going thru my head......You know the one, from Sound of Music where the older nun looks to the hills and sings "you'll never walk alone"..ya, that one....I know the Lord is with her...whether she's up north, or thousands of miles away in an airplane for the very first time!
Oh...and as you can see by the top picture, (even though it's a terrible picture of me) taken the first day we took her up to the camp up north in September....she's quite a bit bigger than me...
but she still my little girl...especially when she calls and says....mom, I'm nervous.....mom, my tummy hurts......mom,....I love you......love you too Maya....you're going to have a great time! We'll be praying for you! This is a great adventure...go for it!
Just checked the tracking map.......aren't computers great.....she's over Texas, approaching Houston......oh my....

10 comments:

Lea said...

Well, I do hope that Maya makes it just fine and I so admire your calmness in not being able to hear from her. Yikes! it just so good to hear a voice and know that they are okay. But, as you said, the ONE who cares the most is right there with her every step of the way and I'm sure she's on an adventure of a lifetime. Blessings to you!

Diane said...

((hugs)) for you and for Maya. I pray she will truly blossom on this trip - that God will be with her, teach her, lead her, use her to be a blessing to both the people she meets and her own team.

Dani said...

I have to admit Joyce...I am one of those who never liked the idea of flying, and never liked it once I did it. Scares me to death! I have to pray my way through it the whole flight!

Jen said...

Prayers going up for Maya! What an exciting time! You did the perfect Mommy thing and I just know she will know she is not alone, for Jesus is right there with her!

One More Equals Four said...

Wow, I love flying! but I do remmeber how scared I was the first time! She will do great...and what an incredible opportunity. Our family has the opportunity to go on a family mission trip to Costa Rica this summer but I think the cost is going to be prohibitive right now...maybe eventually! I have you both on my prayer list...can't wait to hear about it! Blessings!

Katharine said...

What a wonderful experience! We will pray that Maya has a wonderful time! Out daughter goes on a missions trip in Feb. for 5 weeks...my tummy feels a bit queasy thinnking about it!lol...
Blessings!

joyceandnorm said...

I would be a wreck when my kids fly on a plane by themselves....which won't be for a long time. I was about 9 I think when I flew on a plane and it was only for 1 hour to Disneyland. =p I love tracking flights. Norm's cousin and cousin's wife just flew to Thailand to live for 2 years, and the girls had fun seeing where the plane was. I hope she will have some adventurous stories for us when she comes back.

Beth said...

What is Maya doing in Costa Rica for these weeks? Sounds like you did a great job trying to comfort her. My first trip overseas was to Spain my sophomore year of college for a semester abroad. I was going to be flying alone for the first time, flying internationally for the first time, and flying somewhere I would live for 6 months without knowing anyone. I was so nervous! But it turned out to be one of the best semesters ever. Hope Maya's trip is smooth and successful!

mholgate said...

I will be praying that she has a safe trip! How exciting for her! :)

Blessings,
Melissa

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

praying for Maya! I am about to head to Nicaragua in the morning, so I will be just north of her in Costa Rica!

I hate flying too and am dreading it so much!