We arrived safely in London, about an hour later than scheduled. The flight went very well and all the kids did great. Most all the kids and James were able to sleep a little on the plane. However, I don't ever seem to be able to do that.
We went through customs which was the easiest yet of any country we have been to, and headed to the baggage claim. In Chicago we had checked our remaining 7 carryon suitcases that we had all rolled through Louisville and onto the tram in Chicago. That was such a blessing! Since we were on the missionary fare we were allowed 3 pieces of checked bags once we were on the actual carrier and not the connecting flight to Chicago. So from that point on we only had to keep track of 7 people and 7 backpacks.
So we found the baggage claim in London and I took the 3 younger kids off to the side and we sat down with all the backpacks. James Sarah and Ian went to get baggage carts ( they were free to use, which was great!) and then they started getting all the luggage. It ALL was there, with no problems and no delays. I was amazed at how smoothly it went. It could not have gone any better. So we gathered it all, took a minute to pray and give thanks to the Lord, and then James and I and Sarah and Ian all wheeled a cart out as Emma walked between us holding the boys hands.
So whoever was thinking to pray for our luggage THANK YOU!
We are in London staying with the Philips. Pastor Jeremy Walker rented a Van for us to all fit in and have all the luggage in. They even had car seats for Caleb and Jackson. So he met us right as we walked out, and neatly loaded all the luggage and us in one Van.
It is a blessing to be staying here as they have 4 rooms and a bathroom all for us to use upstairs. Which means every one has a bed, and can sleep comfortable.
We just finished lunch and we are all taking a little nap, so we can make it through the day.
Thank you all for your prayers and encouragments