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FirstBorn Pride

Updated on July 22, 2012

Why I Wasn't There

I had a ticket from my home here in Puerto Rico that we had purchased through Cheaptickets.com on Delta airlines. I was slightly late to the airport because of an accident on the highway, but I had checked in at the Delta counter and the ticket was confirmed. I went through a nightmare in T.S.A. where people were taken before me and it seemed quite unorganized. With all that, when I got through it, I still had ten minutes until the plane left. I ran and the doors to the plane were open. The woman said, "you must be Greg," as I arrived and then she closed the door in my face and said they gave my seat to someone else. They then made me think they had me on a flight 1 hour later, only to find I was 9th on a list to get a seat on an over-booked flight. "Go to the front Delta counter," I was told by another person in a non-caring attitude. When I arrived at that counter, a very attitude ridden woman told me she could get me on a plane the next day for $600+ more. I was flabbergasted; I didn't have that kind of money. What to do?? I ended up trying to call my beautiful wife on payphones; none of which worked. I had to take a taxi home and when calling first Cheaptickets they told me they could do nothing and patched me through to Delta. The woman at Delta customer care seemed very nice at first, and understanding. She told me she would get me on a flight the next morning at no extra cost. I was put on hold and when she came back she put a supervisor on and I was told the complete opposite. "It will cost you $170," I was now told. I was told take it or leave it and since I didn't have that much money, I had to leave it.

I have been told no refund, not even on the return flight which the day hasn't even arrived yet. I believe that Delta airlines has committed theft in doing so. They have now received double payment on several seats of their plane.

But I am happy, for my son and his new bride.

My son was married last night.

My first born son. I am a very proud Dad!

Emmanuel Boudonck (Manny) wed his love: Amy Rochleau.

I am very, very happy. and I wish I could have been there to see this memorable moment. My explanation as to why I am not there is at the right>>>>

Manny has always been a very good boy and a hard worker. His new bride is going to be a wonderful wife and mother; I have known that since the first day I met her.

I feel so proud and I know that Manny is somewhat upset I wasn't there. I don't have a lot to offer you my son, but I write this to let you know that I do care and I am very, very proud of you.

I know that you have always had a good head on your shoulders and I feel that you have done quite well!

I may not have been at your wedding physically, but spiritually I was in full attendance!

With that, I want to share a few pictures that I have seen thus-far and my son when he was small.

Great job Manny! Congrats to both of you and know that I love you!

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Manny has the white tieA beautiful brideManny as a young manThe wedding ring
Manny has the white tie
Manny has the white tie
A beautiful bride
A beautiful bride
Manny as a young man
Manny as a young man
The wedding ring
The wedding ring

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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you honey.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Very nice, true and touching words. God bless them in this love journey.

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