The newly married, Mr. & Mrs. Haire on our flight home!
(Still enjoying wedded bliss!)
Then real life hit us like a ton of bricks.
Justin ran out to get the car from parking while I grabbed our 12 bags off the belt at the airport. I get a phone call from Justin, "Yeah, my car is dead!" My thought was "seriously?" Well we were in luck the parking people had a battery charger, it must be a frequent occurrence. We charged it up and got the Jeep started. We were on our way-Woohoo! We drove up to pay for our week of parking and kuplunk.....it dies!!
We take the battery pack once more and charge her up. We were on our way once more. We got out of the airport around a few curves, all the way out to a large intersection when....kuplunk....it dies again! I quickly realize we were being welcomed home to "real life". Justin looks over at me and said, "What are we going to do?" I'll spare you what all we did....you should just know that myself and 3 women who were strangers pushed our Jeep out of the intersection and over to a grassy area. (Justin was on the phone with AAA and we didn't wait for him. He felt so bad when the ladies had the situation under control! By the way if YOU aren't the AAA holder, they won't help you!) Next we met a series of gracious people, who were willing to help...but nether of us wanted to leave the scene to go buy what we needed and leave the other alone, plus our windows were down and there sat all of our luggage. Sticking together...forever....remember our vows?
I got on the phone and sweet talked a man named Mel at O'Reilly Auto Parts to deliver, install, and follow us back to the store so we could pay him. Mel was a life saver, he truly believed in customer service. Thank you Jesus!
In between my pushing the car and calling for help...I found time to document our little situation. After $150.00 later. We were on our way home once more.
The moral of this story is...."real life" doesn't care if you just got married. It doesn't care that you are on cloud nine. It doesn't care that you are so in love......."real life" is going to happen....you just have to figure out how to deal with it. I think we handled it perfectly. We could have been duking it out at the intersection, but we remained calm, relied on each others strengths...and we made it out alive.
I am not naive enough to think this is a one time thing. I know THIS is what is ahead of us for the rest of our lives. And the thing that makes it all okay....is that we are going to do "real life" together.