Hey y'all! I have been feeling so guilty that I haven't posted in such a long time! On this gloomy day, I finally found the perfect opportunity! Posted up on the couch in sweats watching the cooking channel with my dog :)
I have been up to my ears in to-do lists. Yes, usually more than one. My kindergartners are giving me a run for my money and well, I'm a pushover. It has been one crazy blur these past three months, but I love it! I am even more excited for next year when (God willing) I will have my own new group of kiddos that I can start fresh with. Pretty cool that I'm 21 years old with a retirement plan. I am surrounded by amazing people at work! Many of my co-workers point me straight to the Lord and I love that! I got the coolest poster from one of them that is a constant reminder of my purpose in that classroom! It is such a great reminder that I keep right beside my desk. I have also joined NewSpring Charleston! The sermons are great and filling and it never fails that in every message, something sticks out right at me!
One reason I haven't written in a while is about two months ago, during my quiet time I began writing my prayers and by the time I finished I realized I got carried away and was writing for an audience. I was really convicted in who I was talking to and why I was doing that. I really needed to separate my quiet time with the Lord and blog writing time. That being said, I am not promising updates often but hopefully more closer to Africa time!
In December, my sweet friend Abby ventured to Kenya and Uganda without me. It is so incredible what the Lord taught her in going on that trip "alone". I was pretty sad that I was not going with her but it was a really awesome and a very clear answer from the Lord of where he wanted me to be and I had to be patient and flexible for His answer. While she was there she got to see my sweet boy Henry! He recorded the sweetest message for me and him and Yotham wrote me letters and signed them "Your Beloved Son." Ahhh I can just picture the day when I pull up to Canaan and run off of that bus and embrace those boys and Rose!!!! I have $1000 more to raise before July. I am confident that the Lord will provide and if you feel that is through a financial contribution of any amount, please contact me to find out how!
Well that is all for now. Just waiting to see what the Lord has in store for my future and super pumped for my next trip to Africa! Matthew 6:33, trying to keep my eyes on Him.