-Footprints in the Sand-

-Footprints in the Sand-

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets offootprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really troubled him and he questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Day in a Life of...Me.

So with my new schedule change, which would have been like 3 weeks ago, I am now a full time teacher at Heslington.  That means I teach from 4-8 o'clock at night.  I have known these children the longest, since I have been with them for a longer period of time, so I have had many magical moments that just make me happy to be here.  We get to make fun stuff, and play awesome games; I am grateful to have met every single one of them.  So let me just show you some awesome pictures of our adventures together.  First, just a FEW of the things we have done:
So this is a collage of different items.  It was fun to do all these activities with them!
We made popsicle stick people.  :)

Spider webs...one of my favorite days.  :)

Puppets with huge foreheads. :P

Slingshots with a bulls-eye.  It reminded the kids of Angry Birds.  :P


Homemade maracas.  These were fun to!

So my mom sent these really cool erasers to me, and I gave them to my classes.  I had them make my mom thank-you cards that I sent to her.  They were adorable, and made her day!

One of the cards the children made her. He's kind of an artist that one.  :)

Here we made a scale, and were weighing different things. I happened to have wood pieces on hand, and this is what they decided to do with them.  :)

Of course, I had to participate.  :)

So my home group, which is the class that you end with at the end of the two hours (well in most cases, but I won't get into specifics) but in this class I pretty much teach the alphabet. Honestly, in the beginning I was a little scared, but it actually has turned out to be one of my favorite classes!  I love my group, and did I mention they love to sing? 

Videos are awesome right?  Well then let me just show you this awesomeness that happens in my group.  Check it.

How much more fun can you have??  =) 

One thing I did for a gym activity was a mix between volleyball and tennis.  I called it "volleybennis."  :P  The kids thought it was hilarious!
Boys vs. Girls.  Girls stomped the boys into the ground...as usual.  :P

They had fun competing though!!

So let me tell ya a story.  There once was a Friday when only 6 kids showed up.  Then we watched a movie.  The end.  :)
We had a lot of fun, and a nice relaxing night!
Since there was a limited amount of children, the elementary children joined us for our night of fun.  We went and bought popcorn at the Oxxo (nice convenient store that happens to be a two minute walk from the school) and we drank orange soda to top off the night.  Pablo caught me taking a picture, and decided his hand would look fabulous in it.  He was ALMOST right.  :P
I absolutely cannot believe that I have less than a month left with these kids.  I am going to miss them sooooo much!  I am glad that I was able to be apart of their learning experience, but I am not saying goodbye yet.  I have time to fill, and memories to make.  It will be fun.  It will be hard. It will be rewarding.  It will be the best four months of my life!  :) 

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