Soldiers at the Albany Airport Put Things in Perspective [VIDEO]
An incredible experience in Memphis, Tennessee to see the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital turned into some crazy plane problems and one moment that changed my perspective on everything.
It was an amazing trip to Memphis, learning about everything that the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital makes me want to continue that message here. The people I spoke to and the experiences I had were truly life-changing. How easy it is to forget something like that though, huh?
On my way home, I had some plane issues that led me to be stuck in Chicago overnight Sunday. I sat on the first plane for almost 3 hours before having to get off and was sent to stay at a nearby Chicago hotel overnight.Then, the next morning with gate changes and more waiting for more hours on the plane all I could think of when I got to Albany International was "Wow that travelling was exhausting, I can't wait to sleep in my own bed." Until something put the entire experience in perspective.
I walk out to people with balloons and signs but didn't pay much attention, until they all started clapping. I turn around to a large group of servicemen and women coming home for the first time in who knows how long. Here I am complaining about 12 hours of plane trouble, all because of safety precautions, and these people were obviously away from their friends, family, and homes for an extended amount of time protecting our freedoms.
Just makes you think that what may seem bad to you, really is just a small bump in road in comparison.
Long couple of days: stuck in Chicago overnight, stuck in planes for hours with no answers. I finally land in Albany and everything is put in perspective. These brave men and women left the airport right after me. I don’t know where they came from or what they’ve experienced but it made me realize my struggle really wasn’t that bad 🇺🇸 Thank you!