It was with excitement that I boarded the plane Wednesday noon. I was going home! I wasn’t homesick but I was ready to go back and be with family and friends again for a short time after being away from home for a very busy week and a half.
I’m glad I can say that I’m excited to go back and to actually start teaching. Sometimes you can prepare for so long before you’re ready to ‘get on with it’ and get beyond the preparing part. I’m there altho not completely and comfortably prepared. Just ready to teach.
Today we youth went canoeing ! There was a 20% chance of rain but we decided to go anyway since 20% isn’t a very big chance. A gentle rain was falling as we made our way to Boulder Dam Canoe & Kayak Rental an hour away. The gentle rain persisted as we prepared to go out on the water and it was still drizzling as we paddled out onto the river.
“Most people back out when there is a chance of rain, but you guys are a hardy bunch!” said the guy who assisted us at the Rental place.
A cold and hardy bunch we were as we continued to paddle in the now pouring rain maybe 30-45 minutes into our 2 hr. ride. Seventy degrees began to feel quite cold. The rain soon lessened and then stopped altogether but not before we were all properly drenched.
But that’s okay! We were making memories and we were in this together. When will we get the chance again to go canoeing in the pouring rain anyway??
We passed a pontoon boat loaded with ‘happy’,noisy people.They stopped their boat to watch this group of ‘Amish’ go by and called out to us to ‘wave’! We stayed on our side of the river and continued on our way around the bend.
We got to the end of the trip and landed our fleet of 10 canoes. We were cold, drenched from head to toe and hungry as we made our way to a park to eat our lunch.
It was alot of fun despite the cold and rain !
This coming week is going to be busy with final classroom decor preparations, company, an evening spent with the youth girls,and the precious time spent with family.
My ticket is bought for my return flight (home?) Friday morning! I’m excited about going back but I know I will miss home,the youth group,and Prairie church at some point in time.
Your prayers would be appreciated as I make this move and face the changes and challenges that lie ahead!
” My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” ~God