The Long Flight

Thursday July 11, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We are cruising at 36000 feet at 560 mph. We’re over Canada and almost into Alaskan airspace. This is a long flight. I remember better now passing time by trying not to think about how much time is passing. All our children are really doing well. This is quite a break in for Maddy and Philip, who had never flown before today. Chris is beside me reading some material related to a class we are teaching in Manila later in our first full week there. Philip is crashed out beside Ken in a row behind us. In fact, I believe Amelia is the only one of our children still awake at the moment. Paula is keeping me company as I am squeezed in here between her and Chris. Our staff on this flight has been outstanding. Actually, there is some debate again this year as to a degree in quality of service between the right aisle and the left aisle — but that’s too long of a story to post at the moment. You’ll have to get Bryan and Chris to give their thoughts on that. I’ll just say we’ve had a lot of laughs up here in the meantime. Now the cabin has the shades pulled, and the lights are dimmed. We’re chasing the sun the whole way, and it’s only an artificial night we’ll get on this one. Thank you all again for keeping us in your prayers. I’ll do my best to post another update if possible soon.

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