There were a few times I almost got lost the in the airport Frankfurt, Germany. And of course that put me a little behind at boarding. That flight was the closest flight I came to missing my whole round trip! All of my other flights I was at the gate at least an hour ahead of time.
However, my last flight from Chicago to Cincinnati was the most interesting. The guy that I sat by name was Richard, if I remember correctly. He had been flying all day to visit his family in Dayton, OH all the way from California. We talked the whole flight. He was not a Christian. I got the chance to share part of my testimony with him. He seemed like he was searching, but was still very lost. he said that he went to a Catholic boarding school when he was young. He said he has not really had anything to do with the church since. Besides telling him my testimony, he wanted to here about my trip in Ukraine that I was just coming back from and what all I did over there. He thought it was very cool. Then we just talked about some general things. He said that this trip had made him tired. I said "I know. Tell me about it!" Then we laughed because I had been traveling for almost 20 hours. I hope and pray that he remembers what I said God had done for me and how he can change lives because He had changed mine and many others.
Once I was off of the plane and went to pick up my luggage, there was Miss Deaton waiting fro me! I was so happy to see her. What was funny was that she was looking right at me and didn't see me until I was giving her a hug! I told her all about my trip the whole way back to school. I thought for sure I would fall asleep, but I didn't. Later on about 8pm though I was out! Then I slept for as long as what I did when I got to Ukraine, which was about 13 hours. However, after sleeping that long I did not have that much jet lag! I took one whole day before going back to work Friday.
So now I have finished my first full week back here at home working. It has been very hard for me to adjust in some areas. Work has been a little hard because my mind is about 7 weeks behind in what is usually done. The hardest thing is though I am glad to be home and see and talk to everyone I missed, I find myself thinking about those that I left back in Ukraine constantly. I miss them very much. I want to go back! However, I know I can't as of right now (lol). I am praying that God would help me to know what His will is for this desire of mine to go back. Whether this is Him calling me to Ukraine, or whether it is strong emotions that will pass, but yet still having a love for the people. Please pray with me about this. Thanks!
Well I better go, got my internship notebook to finish and my Ukraine presentation to start! I am so excited that I get to share with you and many others about my trip and what God did!