I accepted my first job offer at a local elementary school as a kindergarten teacher on November 23rd. This job is a huge blessing and gift from God! I even have a Faith, Isaiah, and Jeremiah in my class, haha. The whole story is pretty crazy if you ever want to hear it. For the past few weeks I have been to the school a few days a week to "shadow" the teacher, meet the kids, and learn the ropes. I am SO SUPER EXCITED to get started! I will be working on my classroom for the next few weeks. Pictures promised!
I took two days off to GRADUATE! I graduated from the University of South Carolina on December 12th! It happened so fast and doesn't even seem real yet. I was able to graduate in three and a half years with Magna Cum Laude honors and a 3.87 GPA. I am really proud of myself and thankful for all that the Lord did for me in college. It is so hard to believe I am a college graduate. I already miss my friends and the college atmosphere so much!!!! My advice to anyone else: don't ever graduate!
All that being said, and as mentioned in my previous post. It is still my plan to go back to Africa in July!!! I still cannot wait to see those sweet children and am so excited for my sweet friend Abby to go in December! In the mean time, I get to love on sweet five year olds who need to see the love of Christ expressed through my actions and love.
Life at home is different. My social life has drastically decreased! I will also be looking for a church to attend. Something else that has been on my mind is how weird this stage in life is. Now don't get me wrong, I am SO excited for everyone, but it seems like a good 50% of girls my age are engaged or soon to be engaged. I know it comes in spurts, it's just something I will have to get used to. I confidently trust that the Lord will provide for me! This is such a great reminder about waiting for God's best for me: http://www.jwowen.com/?p=1409.
"As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my LOVE." John 15:9