Marci Groden- Mother and Columnist
Things like this happen, our daughter Annie had scheduled to leave on a much-needed vacation. She was leaving for Spain and that is all she talked about for weeks. Carefully she had planned for every detail on her own. Hotel reservations, airline reservations, tours and she had planned on driving her self to the airport. So everything was a go.
Recently divorced this was a trip of a lifetime for her and a trip to prove to herself that she could make it on her own. She was so excited and so was my husband George and I for her.
We live in Atlanta Georgia, where I write for a community paper, my husband George and I were going to watch our two grandchildren. Our x- son -in- law Danny an important IT person was also going out-of-town on business and so he and my daughter Annie asked George and I if we wouldn’t mind watching the kids. Of course we jumped at the chance.
Our flight was to land four hours after our daughter left on her flight, and Danny our x- son-in-law would be with the children when we arrived at his home.
Our flight landed perfectly and we arrived at Danny’s home. When we got there he said “Marci you and George missed all the action this morning.” Is Annie OK ? Did she leave on time. I asked. Well yes, and no , Danny continued, Annie was leaving the house to drive to the airport and found she had a flat tire. You know Annie, how many times did I try to teach her to fix a flat. My husband looked pained because he knew he would be the one to fix the flat. Danny continued, Annie began calling the one cab company in her town and they said it would be an hour wait so she called me frantic and I said “Call this company in Kearny that I use on occasion they will help you no mater what -their reliable NY NJ Car Service she did and they got there in 25 minutes with a Town Car to pick her up.” My husband and I became happy at the news that our Annie got to the airport on time.