My parents picked me up from the airport. Then Amy picked me up from their house, and we had a long, long lunch at Panera where we caught up on as many things as we could think of, and then we rambled around Half Price Books for a bit. Then it was off to Youngs!
After we finished, we headed over to a different building where there was a reception honoring Amy's mom, as well as the professional communication program that Amy's mom built from the ground up 30 years ago. There were a lot of alumni there, and during an open-mic time, it was truly special to hear their testimonies of how Amy's mom had been a mentor and spiritual leader/mother for them during their time there, and even after they graduated. Her students have always been like her own children, and you could really sense that. It was just a really special time!
Afterwards it was time to say goodbye to Amy after a much-too-short visit! I didn't decide to come until about 2 weeks ago. It just seemed like too much of a hassle, but I'm really glad I came. I've never gone to any homecoming activities for my university because October just is never a good time (is there ever a good time to get away, lol??). But it was really good to be back on campus, and especially in chapel. And of course it was great to see my parents!
Bob held down the fort at home. He didn't even have much help because Luke was away in Connecticut for a mock trial tournament, and Saturday morning Caleb, Jonathan, and Anna had another far-away cross-country meet. Fortunately another parent could drive them, since they had to leave at 5:30 AM!
It's taken me all day to get back in the swing of things. I had the best of intentions of getting this week's lessons for Rivendell all finished before leaving, but that didn't happen. Sigh. In fact, I need to go finish up an outline for biology . . . back to real life, for sure, but it was certainly nice to have a brief breather!