Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jet Airliner Don't Carry Him Too Far Away

Trevor leaves for Russia tonight. He was supposed to leave last Sunday, but all of the craziness with the hurricane postponed the trip. He doesn't appear to be as apprehensive about traveling this time, as opposed to his China trips. To begin with, the flight is only 11 hours long and Russia is only 9 hours ahead of us which will make for an easier adjustment to his internal clock. Secondly, he's never been to Russia, so there is the excitement of going to a new place. I wish I could go with him. I would love to go to Moscow and see Red Square.

The weather is already cold there, so he is packing up his warmest clothing (which is dismal, considering where we live!). If he continues to travel regularly to Russia, he will have to invest in much warmer clothing. They've already seen some freezing weather, and it's only September. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in January. We're coastal Southerners, and when it gets below about 40 degrees, we stay inside with a roaring fire. We would never be able to live in Minnesota!


The kids and I will take him to the airport later this afternoon, and then we'll probably park out by the runways and watch the planes take off and land. He'll be away eleven days, and only be gone for one weekend, so the time will go much faster than for the China trips. He doesn't have to allow so much time on either end of the workweek for jet lag and travel.

So, we're spending the day together as a family, drinking in the time and savoring each sip. All to soon, it will be time to leave for the airport, but the sooner he goes, the sooner he comes home!

6 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Hugs to you, my sweet friend, and tell Trevor to have a safe trip and "Russia" right back home.

luvmy4sons said...

How exciting for him. Praying he has a safe trip there and back.

The Small Scribbler said...

Stuart just got back so I can sympathize with the travel thing. I also know how you feel about wanting to be able to see Moscow and the Red Square. I always wish I could hang out at the places where Stuart travels.

Hope the time passes quickly.

Kate

The Young's said...

OH....I don't know how you do it!! You are an amazing wife and mommy!!! I pray he get's home quickly!!!! Praying that the time passes so fast for you!!!! Do you ever get to go on these trips with him? Hope you have a great week!
Love ya,
Buffi

beyond this moment said...

I can't imagine what that must be like for your family! I'll be praying for you and for him.

Blessings,
Bethany

Alana said...

I'll be praying for you! I know it is hard on your when he travels.