I just realized how long it has been since I've posted a blog. Not much has gone on in the last few weeks, not anything to write home about I suppose. I'm going to be really honest right now about the last week or so, definitely an emotional one. I found out last week that my classroom aide would be quitting due to personal issues that she has been struggling with this year. She has been having issues sleeping and the doctor's have not given her a clear answer as to why, but they did advise her to stop working. So with that, Friday was my last day with an aide, as the school will not be replacing her. It has hit me real hard, especially since this class/age level has been a difficult one for me to pull through. I do not know how everything will go with my 16 four year olds (of course with the possibility of more coming in the next few months) but I do know that God has got to be at the front of it all. I came here, called by God, and knew that things would definitely be a challenge if not for the sheer fact that I would be living in a foreign country. God has been faithful throughout this entire experience. He placed me in a church with a huge emphasis on prayer and a constant challenge to grow closer to God as well as an unbelievable, seriously amazing, group of people. I couldn't have asked for anything better! So as i sit here writing this, feeling tired and weary, I make a choice to not only start and end each day with God but allow him to carry me THROUGH each day.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."