So yesterday, I was able to teach the first graders (kindergarteners only come monday wednesday and friday each week). It was kind of crazy. I think they try to take advantage of the fact that I am just a sub. There is a lady helping me and her name is Shannon. Im not sure if Ive mentioned that before, but she works at an orphanage when shes not helping out elsewhere so I asked if I could tag along and she said of course. So I went to my field leader and told him, but he didnt sound too excited about it so I was a little discouraged, but I think he is just being protective because he doesnt know who Shannon is or where the orphange is that she works at so when I get those details worked out, I think Ill be able to go. Ill probably be able to help out with that about two to thre times per week until I leave in July :) Im super excited about that!
Today, I got to play a sport that Im actually semi decent at with the kids at school. Junior (one of my first graders) wanted me to play basketball so I did and we had fun. I actually made some baskets and played well with the kids. WE also played some soccer at lunch time and I always have a blast with that. I think each day just gets more fun with these kids and Im falling in love with them. Except for maybe a couple lol they really try my patience haha. I just hate complaining and there is this one little girl who nonstop complains everyday that she cant do the work before she even looks at it. It's really annoying. I think she just wants attention, but I try to keep a smile on my face adn help her out each time. Im not one to be a teacher though thats for sure.
Also, side note, Junior brought me flowers yesterday. I loved it and it made me feel like Im actually impacted these kids. I couldnt have been happier :)
I had a rouhg night last night. I got really homesick again and cried for a while, but this time I was able to talk to my mom and she prayed with me and helped me feel a little bit better. I hear it takes abou three weeks to get over home sickness, so Ive got one week left of being home sick and then Ill be as good as new :) I had a great day to day though even after a bad night. The kids were just really joyful today and we played games and hung out and i just absolutely loved it!!! I video recorded the class singing "The B-I-B-L-E" and it is the cutest thing ever so I will definitely have to post that on facebook when I get back home. Its too hard to do it here.
God is really providing me with strength when I feel like I miss home too much. He just encourages me in so many ways. I received a letter last night from Katie Seger (thank you by the way!) and it couldnt have come at a more better time. I felt really encouraged by the verses she included and I knew that God had planned that letter for that exact day because boy did i need it.
Okay lastly, I started a new book but decided to quit reading it because it made me miss my family too much and worry about their safety. It was called Mistaken Identity about that accident involving a Taylor University van full of students and staff wher some of them died and a few lived. One of the girls that died and one that was in a coma got identified as each other so the family who thought they lost their daughter actually didnt and the family who thought their daughter miraculously lived actually was the one that died. Anyways, good story, but I couldnt handle it so I moved on to reading The Reason for God by Timothy Keller. Im only in the introduction os I cant say much, but Ill tell you more later. Thats it. TAlk to you all later!