Friday, June 26, 2009
this is waaaay late, since the last time i was on a plan was over the Christmas break, but better late than never.
we planned a trip to north carolina to see my husband's family over the Christmas break. we had to fly, because school is only out for 11 or so days. now the last time i was on a plane, those airline people were tracking me like i had broken the law. they were whispering behind hands, following me around and peeping around corners, because they just knew they were going to get to charge me for two seats. some of you might not know where i'm coming from, but i know some of you know how humiliating it is to be treated like you are on loan from the zoo. i didn't need an extra seat, but i did need the belt extender. i don't know how i would have made it through that trip without my husband holding my hand and telling me that it didn't matter what everyone else thought.
anyway, you can imagine the joy that was bubbling up inside as i anticipated my upcoming trip (can you feel the sarcasm dripping??). i had butterflies in my stomach, and i was just waiting for someone to remind me that it was possible that i would have to pay for an additional seat.
imagine my surprise when i marched onto that plane and slid into that seat effortlessly! i was getting ready to automatically ask the attendant for the seatbelt extender, but my husband said, "you don't need that thing. just try without it first." soooo, against my better judgement and fully prepared to endure the shame of not fitting something ONCE AGAIN in front of lucas, no less, i tried the belt. what do you know--it fit WITH ROOM TO SPARE!!! i was so proud, i had to shed a tear (of course i had to cut that weeping short so i could get a happy day photo snapped)!
been meaning to tell this story, but i just haven't taken the time. i'm so grateful for my husband who sees the new me when i'm still looking through my "old me" eyes. it's still hard for me to forget that i'm not who i was, but i'm working on it.