My flights, though each was slightly delayed went smoothly. Only one was completely full. In fact, on one flight the entire row was empty, so I slept very well on that flight! :D It rained the whole way and continues to be a little rainy here, but no complaints considering that is keeping things a little cooler.
It's great to be back for sure. Yet, my heart was sad to leave my dear family and friends. My heart was also troubled with fears of this upcoming year, "What if it's too much? Will I burn out? What about failure?" (just the inevitable thoughts after leaving such a different world) So, my heart was turned to pouring out to my dear LORD. He reminded me of His faithfulness and goodness, that my expectation is in Him (Ps. 62:5-8), and of all His clear working for me to be here. "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." -Philippians 1:6 (also 1 Thess. 5:24). Praise the LORD.
And, the LORD gave me one more verse to remind me, again, and humble me, also again!