I wrote a long entry, it was lost. Summarized:
I went to Jackson with four amazing girls I didn’t know well. Sarah, Sarah, Sally and Tootsie. One car, one night, Jackson. It made me want to live in a place surrounded by people. It was so uplifting, it was exactly what I needed. I miss having good friends, I miss having comfortable conversations, I miss the knowingness that you are safe and loved. I have it with them, now.
I borrowed books from Sarah and read books brother Christiaan sent. I talked on the phone halfway home and I feel more comfortable every day. I am growing into myself, I am walking, moving, changing. In the words of my student Destiny, “Woooo- weeee!” That is how I feel about me changing. Every day it is giant steps, giant leaps that will ideally sustain me for the next two years. Personally, professionally, spiritually, physically.
It is a fine line between knowing everything will work out, and doing everything you can to make everything work out. One must be careful to keep the balance. Tomorrow I will teach a roomful of fifth graders, tomorrow I will lesson plan, tomorrow I will grin and sing and be.
I would like to live by Romans 12:12. Look it up. PS July 4th pictures here.