I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Hurricane Sandy Grounded Us In London

You would think that three weeks in England and Ireland would have been sufficient. We did so much and had a great time traveling as a family. But I guess we weren’t done, because the night before our London to New York flight, Hurricane Sandy rip roared through the Eastern seaboard. Our flight was among the 14,000 cancelled.

Hurricane Sandy Grounds Us In London

It is a strange feeling to psych yourself up for a long flight only to discover you’re literally stuck. I’m not complaining at all. My prayers are with everyone along the East coast. My dilemma in no way compares to those who have lost their homes or family members.

But then I realized something crazy.

We’ve had an awful lot of catastrophic events between London and our family.

September 11th 2001, the day no one will forget, we were in London on a twelve hour layover to another destination.

Just days after the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, we flew to S. Africa via London. Security in NY was absolutely insane.

August 2011 we flew to London and landed the day after major rioting. Some riots were still happening the day we landed.

And now October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern U.S. grounding us in London for several days.

London, we really must stop meeting this way, but at least you’re good to use when we’re here.

We’re riding everything out and rebooked for the earliest flight we could get…this Saturday the third. I can’t imagine the craziness of rebooking all these people, trying to get them to their destinations! Crowne Plaza at London Heathrow is getting to know us really well. 🙂

Looking forward to being on U.S. soil very soon!

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