Saturday, February 6, 2010

Damn the Alarm Clock

There is just something WRONG when your alarm clock goes off at 2:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Seriously wrong.

But – it’s trip day. Up at 2:45 a.m., so I can leave the house by 3:20 a.m., and be at the airport by 4:30 a.m.

I seriously need to either schedule later flights or move closer to the airport, cuz this really sucks.

A 6:00 a.m. flight from Kansas City to Dallas, and I’ll arrive in Dallas at 7:45 a.m. And then, the fun part…our flight for Belize doesn’t leave until 12:45 p.m. So – I have a 5-hour layover. Oh, joy.

Now – here’s the exciting part…awhile back, I blogged about meeting the most fascinating person on my flight back from Jamaica this past January. He was the flight attendant on that flight, and in his spare time, he leads mission trips to Guatemala. We ended up talking on that flight for 90 minutes – it was such a God-moment, that it was downright spooky.

Well – guess who’s going to be at the Dallas airport tomorrow? Waiting for a flight? OMG – YES! Phil, my fellow “Guatemala Groupie”, has an 11:00 a.m. flight out of Dallas tomorrow – along with his wife– and so we are all meeting up at the terminal so we can talk about – what else – Guatemala missions!

Again – what a God moment – that we would BOTH be at the Dallas airport tomorrow at the same time…of course, he works for American Airlines, so he has a good excuse – but still….how weird is that?!

I am always amazed how God “pushes” us down paths that we may not have taken if left on our own.

We should arrive in Belize City around 4:00 p.m. – and then we’ll hit the road and head north – to a little village called Corozal. It’s about 20 minutes south of the Mexican border, on the coast. The hotel we’re staying at has a website here - looks pretty nice for a mission trip, compared to SOME places I've stayed at.

We’re in Corozal, working, until next Friday – at which time we head to Ambergris Caye until Sunday. We’ll be staying at a place called The Tides Beach Resort. There, we’ll have some fun in the sun and unwind a little bit before we head back home.

It should be a good trip. Fourteen of us, total. Seven from my church and 7 from the partner church, working at a local church and school with children.

But…still….2:45 a.m.? Ugh.




Chief said...

Oh I am so Jealous!

one of my favorite places on earth is Belize!

Aunt Juicebox said...

That's just incredible that you even met the guy in the first place, and now there is again. Of course it's meant to be! I hope you have a great trip.

Noelle said...

yes, HE certainly does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he?

have a great safe...and fill us in when you get home and settled in.