Ukraine Musings – 01/09/10
Three inches of snow…Ten hours of delay
Ice on the engine in Montreal and snow on the runway in Frankfurt Germany was enough to cause me to miss my connecting flight to Kiev.
After a half hour delay in leaving Montreal, we arrived in Frankfurt only to be told by the pilot that we would have to circle the airport for up to one hour while they cleaned off a runway. The result was a re-scheduling of my flight for a 10 p.m. departure on Saturday (a 12 hour delay). After standing in two different lines for about 3 hours, a Lufthansa agent finally found me a flight that should have me arriving in Kiev at 10 p.m. Saturday instead of 2:30 a.m. Sunday. I will have to go through Munich first for this to happen. This in itself is amazing as hundreds of passengers found themselves with similar problems. It will be even more amazing to see my luggage arrive on the same flight.
It is interesting to listen to the stories of others who are stranded because of a snow storm (if you can call 3 inches a storm). I think of one young man travelling with his wife and young daughter. At one point he suggested that he was about to “lose it”. When I assured him that things would work out, he proceeded to tell me that his father had just died and he was trying to get out of Frankfurt for the funeral. You soon discover that there is always someone worse off than yourself.
So, I am writing this blog from Frankfurt while waiting for my flight to Munich. If all goes well, I should ultimately land in Kiev at 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Okay, so I made it to Munich. Believe it or not, there were delays on that flight as well. The only thing that worked to my favour is that my flight to Kiev has been delayed by two hours. The good news is that my luggage showed as loaded on the plane to Munich, so Lord willing it gets to Kiev!!!!
Sooooo…the big question remains, will I make it to Kiev tonight or not. Stay tuned and I will let you know.
Thanks to the many who have already emailed to let me know you are praying. Please know how much this means to me!!!
Until next time…
“Taking risks for Kingdom impact!”