Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Kids Are Excited To Be Flying Alone, Until Their Flight Got Diverted.

Change Of Plans

Change Of Plans

Facebook/ Chad Gray

It was one of the longest nights of Jennifer Ignash and Chad Gray’s lives. The couple’s children were aboard a flight from Iowa. They were heading back after visiting their grandparents. Their trip didn’t exactly go the way they expected, and to make matters worse, the airline had kept the parents in the dark the entire time. Chad grew anxious over the news he had just gotten regarding Carter, his nine-year-old son.

Happily Divorced

Happily Divorced

Facebook/ Chad Gray

Although Chad and Jennifer were divorced, the family remained connected. The kids adored Chad’s new wife. And Chad and Jennifer did their best to stay cordial towards each other for the well-being of their children. But there was one drawback for this happy family. Some of them lived apart.

Long Distance Family

Long Distance Family

Facebook/ Chad Gray

Chad’s parents lived pretty far away. He and his ex, Jennifer, lived in Florida. But his parents lived in Iowa. So, the kids rarely got the chance to see their grandparents. This was difficult for the children since they loved Chad’s parents and missed them a lot. The kids decided to beg their dad to allow them to visit their grandparents for the holidays. But, there was one tiny issue with their humongous request.

Scheduling Conflict

Scheduling Conflict

Facebook/ Chad Gray

When Chad checked his schedule, he realized that the holidays coincided with one of the busiest times for him at work. He had a bunch of meetings and a number of deadlines he simply couldn’t brush off. Taking his kids to Iowa for the summer would have been impossible. Then, he came up with a crazy idea. And the more he thought about it, the more he became convinced that it would work.

All By Themselves

All By Themselves

Desert Cart

After discussing it with Jennifer, Chad decided to allow the kids to travel on their own. This would be the first time they’d flown all by themselves. This made everyone involved a little nervous. However, Chad put up an emotional front, and wished them well as he took them to the airport and watched them get on their flight. He hoped his children would be okay. Then he got a call.

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