I have a hard time being mindful right now… My 67 year old mother, who speaks hardly any English, has been on her way to us for 28 hours and counting. She was supposed to arrive last night, but she missed her connection at JFK due to her Finnair flight being late and American Airlines not giving any assistance to poor suckers in economy class. Yes, I would have gladly paid $250 for her to have assistance at JFK, which would have pretty much guaranteed that she would have made that flight, but no, that was only available to those in business and first class. Really?!!!
I wouldn’t care so much if it was me, but it took a lot to convince my mom to come visit because of the travel. She’s used to flying to New York or Boston, so this trip was a bit scary for her…. and now her worst fears have pretty much come true. She’s ok and will be fine, exhausted at the moment I’m sure, but it’s so hard when you can’t do anything… Accept and let go, and pamper her when she gets here.