Saturday, November 6, 2010

recounting His goodness

Well, friends, six months ago today I turned 22. Crazy! And two days later I graduated from the University of Georgia. It is seriously insane how fast time flies. Seeing as how today is kind of a special day, I thought I would make a little list of the amazing things I have seen God do in these past six months.

He provided a way for me to get to Mexico through the generosity of friends, family, and my family's home church.
He brought me through the first 3 months of teaching without too many battle wounds.
He provided a much-needed new computer.
He allowed me to spend lots of good time with family and friends this summer making memories that will last a lifetime.
He has allowed me to continue to keep in touch with friends literally all over the world through the wonderful invention of skype. :)
He has allowed our family to get even closer than we would be if I were still in Georgia.
He has allowed me to see the work of the Holy Spirit in my sister's life.
He has encouraged my heart by constantly affirming the decision to move down here through encouragement from students' parents and fellow missionaries.
He showed me that I was "prayed here" by allowing me to meet and get to know wonderful people who had been praying for just the right person to come here as an elementary teacher.
He has made me exceedingly grateful for my family in a new way.
He has give men a newfound desire to do my best for my kids.
He has given me an appreciation for my education.
He has constantly reminded me of how blessed I am.
He has given me new friends of all ages from many different backgrounds.
He has allowed me to further develop my Spanish speaking skills.
He gave me a little yellow house to live in with a pedestal sink. (I have always wanted to live in a yellow house and I love pedestal sinks.)
He gave me a new church home.
He gave me wonderful students with whom I can have so much fun and yet also learn from each day.
He provided enough (really exceedingly and abundantly...) for me to purchase a ticket home for Christmas, and I get to fly out of Chihuahua instead of having to drive up to El Paso.
He has given me a new song to sing and a new dance to dance.

Those who plant in tears
      will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
      but they sing as they return with the harvest.
 Psalm 126:5-6

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