This morning, a really timely devotional arrived in my inbox. It’s from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening from July 21, and it was just what I needed to hear. Just in case any of you need it as well, here it is!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Happy face, or am I seeing things again?
Went for a walk by the sea this afternoon. It was a really pretty day to just sit outside, let my legs dangle high over the water, write, and think.
And be a ham.
The sky changed a lot during the short time I was out there.
Well, I’m hungry. Lunch was a bust, so it’s time to do a little foraging before church.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yesterday, I was early for the school festival, so I decided to get off the bus early and walk the rest of the way to school. I picked the Nairo stop, which just happened to drop me off here:
Hey, the entrance point to a hiking trail! The people who got off the bus with me were dressed in full hiking gear, even with ginormous backpacks. I was wearing capri pants, a school top, a light cardi, and pink shoes. No matter, I decided to go have a little peek.
Whoa! The trail was narrow and s-t-e-e-p! I paused, and put my shoes all the way on my feet.
Pretty flowers and a bottle green fly!
What is this flower? I don’t know, but I love its delicate petals.
I love this view.
Flowers and a boat headed in to port.
More flowers. I love the variety of flowers on Rebun.
When I came down and started walking to school, I got to see one of my favorite views of Rebun, and this one with a special guest!
Well, hello to you, too!
I’m glad I got off the bus where I did!
Friday, July 18, 2014
A thousand farewell cards have been handed out. All my schools have been visited. A new job has been found. Many tears have been shed.
The beginning and the end.
In some ways, today was not as difficult as I had feared, and in other ways, it was worse. I’ve been crazily busy for
days weeks now, and I was running on adrenaline for most of the day. I forgot to eat breakfast, and then I forgot to eat lunch.
But I had a great day of classes and chatting with students afterwards. I almost lost it when I had to give a goodbye speech to all 57 teachers in the morning meeting. But I didn’t really lose it in public until our goodbye party, when the teachers gave me a gift. I opened up the bag and pulled out a large board covered in messages from teachers and students.
Can you get dehydrated from tears?
Well, if there had to be a last day of school, this was a pretty good one.