Hey:) So just a little quick update on life so far in Mexico:)
--I am enjoying getting to know people from school---the foreign teachers and also the native staff.
---My 2nd grade team is wonderful and I am so happy I am with them.
---We start with kids on Monday!!:) I'm nervous and excited and scared all at the same time!
---I am still amazed how beautiful it is!
---I have 22 kids in my class. They are all Mexican. 10 boys and 12 girls
---It is healing so well!! Praise the LORD!!!
---The other day i accidentally forgot a crutch at school--lol---so i guess that means it was time for using only one!:)
---I can slowly hobble around my apt and classroom without any crutches but not the stairs yet or walking very far at a semi-normal pace.
---here are the update pics as of last weekend after stitches came out:
---Love it!! I've had some great tacos, taquitos, guacamole, tamales and margaritas:)
---I keep forgetting to eat! haha...it's just so hot so i don't feel hungry often, just thirsty. And then the schedule of eating here is so different so it throws me way off...I usually eat a breakfast bar and then at school we have recess/lunch at 10:30 but i have duty so i eat during a special in the day(if i remember to bring something!) then i try to remember to eat a little after school b/c dinner here isn't till 8 or 9 if you go out or something.
---I need to learn how to make it now! haha
---Taking a taxi places still feels like a little communication adventure each time:) haha...at least i know my own address and all the main streets so I can help get myself home!
---I am looking forward to being able to walk more easily so I don't always have to find a ride or take a taxi to get little things.
---I really wish I had my own car to drive---it would be so much easier if i did---so i'll think about that more:)
---I have plans to find the church I heard about next weekend
---I'm nervous about going alone since I don't know Spanish and I am still a little "crippled" but I am also missing being around that community of believers a bunch so even if i don't understand i don't care b/c i know the people's hearts!
So basically I feel at home here so far---I'll update again after I've had the kids! Please pray for wisdom as I start this new teaching venture. I know I need patience, wisdom, and knowledge beyond myself. Pray that I will create good relationships with all my students and teachers. Pray that I will find and feel welcome at Agua Viva church, Pray that I will make good friends here.
Thank you for supporting me and loving me!! Feel free to email me anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you all!!!
many hugs and love!!