Well, I am ashamed that it has been over two months since my last post. However, I have had a viable excuse for not writing. I have been teaching every day, all day and encountering many new life events.
Let me start from the beginning.
About a month and a half ago, I applied for the position I am student-teaching in now. My cooperating teacher was getting close to her due date, and I knew going in that come end of March I would be the long term sub. My teacher is not coming back in the fall, so her job was open. I applied, interviewed for the job, and signed the contract the same day I interviewed. It was a very nerve-wracking couple of days. It was such a huge deal signing a contract for a year. I know, though, that God has me where I'm at for a reason. I love the school, and I love the kids. Some days are tough, but it has been so worth it. I have been so blessed during this student-teaching experience. So, to make a long story short, I got the job.
My second blessing is that my roommate and I found a place to live for next year. It is in the town where we currently live, and because she will still be teaching here, we have decided to do life together for at least another year. The place we found is adorable. It's a small apartment that is perfect for the two of us. We got a great deal on it, and the Lord has blessed us with so many little things along the way. He's blessed us with very low rent, free furniture, and great company. I couldn't imagine rooming with anyone other than my roommate. She's fantastic, and we've been through so much together. She is amazing.
My third blessing is one I was not expecting. A couple of weeks ago, I began talking to a guy I know from school. We would talk when we had the chance, and at first, it wasn't anything serious. Slowly but surely, we started to talk more, emailing more, texting more, and then, he asked me if I'd like to hang out sometime. So we went to IHOP and Wal-Mart for our first date, and it was so fun. I didn't know what to think after our first date. I just knew this guy was nice, and I liked him a little. Well, he continued to text me, a lot, more than any other guy has, and he continually wanted to hang out. So we've been hanging out quite a bit the last week or so. He has treated me like no man has, and he is patient and kind. It's still kind of hard to believe right now. And we have decided to go very slowly with no time table, but it's still hard to believe. I've never had a boyfriend, and it's been a while since he's dated anyone, so we've both agreed slow is best. Anyway, I won't say too much more now, but let's just say I am one happy girl. Very very happy.
So yes, life has been good. God has blessed me in ways I can't imagine, and it only keeps getting better. I just keep praising him, knowing none of this would be happening without him. So, yes, I know it's not a huge, long update, but that's what's been going on in my life.
Until next time,
P.S. I graduate in 31 days!