.....makes you stronger, right?
Isn't that Kelly Clarkson's new song? (Which I love by the way).
For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that every April/May I take almost my whole senior class from school on a whirlwind trip to Florida for a weekend.
In a matter of 4 days, 2 of which are spent traveling, we hit up Busch Gardens in Tampa, Grad Bash at Universal and/or Disney and spend a full day at Sea World's amazing watermark - Aquatica.
When I return, I give myself about a month before I start planning the next year's trip.
We're in Michigan - the trip is in Florida - a good 24 hour bus ride. So we fly. Yep - anywhere from 40-55 people - we fly.
Yesterday I was in our state capitol at a symposium for school. As I was leaving the parking garage my phone rang. It was one of my senior's. I waited until I was out of Lansing and had stopped for gas before I called him back. He gave me the news that Direct Air (our airline that is transporting us this year)
had announced they were suspending their business until mid-May.
So I told him not to worry & I would get on it as soon as I got home.
I immediately called my big sister & she was already on the website. She filled me in, yes, they were shut down for at least 2 months.
Our trip is April 20-23. Ouch.
My biggest concern is getting the money back we paid for tickets. Fortunately my final payment had not yet been sent from school, so I still have those funds. When I got home & checked my email I found one from my group sales contact stating they would have a check in the mail to me by the end of the week. They are supposed to call me when the check is mailed.
Please pray that I receive it - and that it is good.
I don't want to disappoint these kids. I am doing everything I possibly can to make this trip go off nonetheless without them having to pay anymore than they already have.
I pulling in all my favors, I'm pleading my case to other transportation carriers and I'm working through this with the strength of Christ, with Him I can do all things.
Well, I'm off to school, my head is swimming with new ideas about my classroom program & things I want to change.......and it's drowning with solutions for my senior trip!
I'll keep you posted as to what I am able to do.
Happy Hump Day!