We're home! After 12 hours of travelling, we are home again! There is nothing like being out of the country to make you appreciate the United States of America. You can really see how God has "shed His grace" on our nation when you see what is going on around the world. We had 2 more great flights . Thank you to all who were praying for us and to God for handling our travel so gently. On the flight into Dallas, our pilot felt the need to warn us that there was turbulence ahead and that other flights were reporting bumpy rides. He then put the seatbelt sign on. Those who know me know how well i received that news! After a momentary panic, i reminded myself that my God is the God of the impossible and that he could smoothe the air currents with a mere word. I asked Him to give us a smoothe and safe remainder to our trip... We had no turbulance whatsoever. Before long , we emerged from the fog and the wheels touched down as gently as you can imagine. We arrived in RDU around 6:00 and met a handful of dear friends. Kate did her best to entertain. She was amazingly good natured for being sooooo exhausted! It was so good to see those familiar faces! Once we got home, i was able to grab the 3 girls i left behind. I had only been gone 4 days, but i just wanted to drink them in. I think i have a whole new appreciation for these 3 entrusted to Randy and me years ago. My parents were here(thank you for all your help) as well as Elisa and her roommate Eve. Again, so good to see everyone! Hunter , Logan, and Olivia could not get enough of Kate and Kate seemed to enjoy everyone too. Again, amazingly good natured for being so tired. Muffin (our dachshund) left quite the impression. Before the night was over, Kate had said "puppy" twice.
We are home. Now real life begins. Please continue to pray for transition for all of us. Pray that i let go of expectations and just rely on the Lord to smoothe out the wrinkles. This was my sustaining verse on this trip: "May May the God of all hope fill you with peace and joy as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 (Thanks Bethany)
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