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Air travel is no longer the glamorous experience it once was. Fewer flights means inconvenient departure times, getting to the airport at either dawn or midnight and standing in security lines. Add kids to the mix and watch your sanity drain away with every passing minute.
Young children can become irritable when their routines are changed. Standing in a security line is like torture for them. Then, when mommy is yelling at them to stay close while she removes her shoes, hauls all the carry-ons and car seat up on the conveyor belt for scanning and disassembles the stroller (all without help because the security agents can’t offer assistance), things get tense.
Although this scenario plays out at airports all over the world, this particular post is unusual in that not one, but three angels happen to be just where Becca Kinsey needed them most.
Here is her post:
“So I thought it was a good idea to fly by myself with a 2 yr old and a 5 year old we were standing in line in security, on the verge of tears because Wyatt was screaming and James was exhausted. Out of the blue, one mom stops the line for security and says “here, jump in front of me! I know how it is!” Wyatt fell asleep and I was trying to carry everyone’s carry-on when another mom jumps out of her place in line and says “hand me everything, I’ve got it”. When I said thank you to both of them they said “don’t you worry, we’re going to make sure you get on that flight.” The second woman takes evvvverything and helps me get it through security and, on top of all that, she grabs all of it and walks us to the gate to make sure we get on the flight. To top it all off, Wyatt starts to scream at take off before he finally falls back to sleep. After about 45 min, this angel comes to the back and says “you look like you need a break” and holds Wyatt for the rest of the flight AND walks him all the way to baggage claim, hands him to blake, hugs me and says “merry Christmas!!”
Kinsey received so many well wishes because of her post, she edited it to add something real special:
“EDITED!! Pay it forward We were on our way home from Disney World when 3 amazing women stepped up and helped me out. What if everyone that shared the story went to Kidd’s Kids and made a $5 donation?! Kidd’s Kids take children with life-threatening and life-altering conditions on a 5 day trip to Disney World so they can have a chance to forget at least some of the day to day stressors and get to experience a little magic!!
The support people gave was unbelievable. The stories they shared were inspiring.
Helping a struggling mom who is trying wrangle her little ones into a flying tube, where no one wants to be, is one of the most selfless and kindest ways to make traveling a little easier.