If you didn't read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I would suggest you do so.
This way, you'll know that the first couple of days on my vacation weren't great. Yet, I felt blessed and thankful to God.
Before I tell you about my friend and I going on the cruise, I need to let you know that the airline we used did something that hurt both my friend and I.
We were flying from Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Tampa, Florida, USA.
In Windsor, while waiting to board the airplane, an airline representative came over and spoke with my friend and I. Plus a few other people.
We were told that the plane was going to be full. We were told that because of so many people on board, they didn't think there was enough room for everyone's carry-on baggage and wanted us to give them our carry-on baggage so they could place it with our checked baggage... without charging us any additional fee. So, we did that.
When we arrived in Tampa and got our baggage (luggage, I call it), we found that both my friend's carry-on bag and mine, were damaged.
My friend's carry-on bag was ripped open at a seam. Mine, was damaged in a different way. The handle system that allows anyone to pull it on it's wheels, was not just broken, it was missing!
We were told to go to the office, to do paperwork to notify the airline company.
When we arrived at airline's office, the male worker said he'd be ready to help us in about 10 minutes, because he had paperwork to finish, first. So, we waited.
Not just 10 minutes, though. We waited about two (2) hours!
Five (5) or six (6) men came to the office to file a complaint. They didn't wait after us. They were helped before us, women. Talk about stress!! This was tragic.
Afterwards, my friend and I went to the hotel that I mentioned about, yesterday.
On our way there, and on our way to the cruise ship, my friend helped carry my carry-on baggage that was unable to be pulled. For this, I thanked her. Just so you know, we repacked the checked in baggage so there wouldn't be more to carry.
Even though we worked it out, I must admit, this did not make me happy. Even so, I was thankful that together we made a way to deal with the problem.
I wish you knew how my heart was blessed, by being helped by my friend. After all, I felt that we dwell in our Lord, because we both love Him.
Thinking of this, brought to mind, 1 John 4:13, "Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit."
Amen! We dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.
His Spirit, helped us to figure out what to do. He led us to do it.
For this, I was truly thankful. And, always will be.
Until next time...
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