"Ha! We didn't fly anywhere with you, buddy," Houston muttered.
"Well, we'll just have to settle in and get as comfortable as possible. It could be a long wait." Houston felt her head fall on his shoulder as she dozed off but woke when an announcer garbled over the P.A.
"We're sorry to inform you, that due to poor visibility and high winds, all flights are grounded until further notice. Please check in with your airline to find out more information."
Houston just gripped Mary's hand a tighter, before adding his own "Merry Christmas" looking down at his little airport mama. But it was her cool palm on the side of his face pulling him in for a kiss on his cheek that gave him hope that it was a gift that would keep on giving.