The day has finally come.
In another hour I will be bound for Copenhagen. The cold north for a, fingers crossed, white Christmas.
We have been planning it for over 6 months and trust me coordinating time off, flights,train trips, and accommodation for 3 people living in 3 different places has been a challenge. But we are all on our way. On different flights, but all meeting up in Copenhagen for the rest of our 3-hour train trip to spend Christmas with our family in Denmark.
I still can’t believe it is actually happening. This is the first time in over 20 years that we have all been together for Christmas. My sister and brother and their family and me and my girls. It’s a Christmas miracle.
Last time I traveled to Denmark with my girls, I spent most of the 30-hour flight with my 3-year-old on my lap. She is now 26! My oldest was about 6 or 7 and too excited to sleep. Until we finally landed in Copenhagen. Knowing we had finally arrived in Denmark she relaxed and fell into a coma style sleep. We still had a 2-hour wait in Copenhagen before boarding a short flight to my hometown. If you have ever tried to wake up a comatose child with a toddler on your hip and 3 backpacks on your back,, you know what I am talking about.
This time will be easier. For starters, they are much older and flying on different flights!
But back to being excited! It really hit me this afternoon when I finished work and headed home to get ready for my trip. It became real then. Both my daughters were on their way and I was the last to board on my plane here from Sydney. I am leaving Sydney in a heatwave and will be arriving in freezing cold Denmark. It was almost impossible to think of winter coats, boots, and scarves in our sweltering heat. Time will tell if I have packed the right gear.
My sister will be picking us all up from the train station when we arrive around 7pm. She has planned a nice supper of Danish smorrebrod, fancy open sandwiched, and my brother and his wife will join us. They are all equally excited to finally see my daughters as well. They have seen me a few times over the last few years, always in the summertime. But this time we could all make it and everyone is filled with anticipation.
I feel so lucky to finally be able to organize this. Its been a long time coming.
Just goes to show, if you want something bad enough and keep working towards it, anything is possible.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday time and safe entry into 2018. Thank you for your continued support and for following and commenting on my posts.
Keep dreaming big.