-I moved back to Pennsylvania and searched for jobs.
-I traveled to visit family, friends, and churches.
-I went to Colorado to visit my brother (Adam)
-I came back from Colorado engaged to Erik Beeman
-I accepted a position as a 4th grade teacher in West Virginia and moved to Erik’s parent’s house in Maryland
-I started teaching in West Virginia and have started the wedding planning process. We are looking at a June wedding at Cross Roads BIC in Pennsylvania.
Life in the USA
The last couple of month have been seasoned with changes. It has taken a while to catch my breath and to process all of the change. At the beginning of June, I moved back to Pennsylvania with my two suitcases to my parents house. Having converted my childhood bedroom into a kitchen, I moved into the guest room. I began my time connecting with family and friends and sharing the transition that God was leading me through. Little did I know, the change was not going to stop there. On my trip to Colorado to visit my brother, Erik proposed and I said yes!
I applied for a few jobs in the Pennsylvania area, but none of them seemed to fit. This led me to apply for jobs closer to Erik. Within a week, I got, accepted, and started a position as a 4th grade teacher in Hampshire County West Virginia. Once again I packed my bags and moved in with Erik’s parents in Oldtown, Maryland. They live next to the border of Maryland and West Virginia, making my drive to work about 28 minutes.
So far things have been going well. There are still times when I miss Guatemala and getting used to a new life can be stressful, but I have peace that God has led me where he wants me for now. Changes are still coming, but I am looking foreword to all that God will continue to do in my life and the adventures yet to come.
My classroom in West Virginia
This year I am teaching at John J. Cornwall Elementary school in Hampshire county, West Virginia. It is a very small, public school of about 73 students located in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. I literally have to drive over a mountain to get to the school. I have 16 students in my class. They are very rural mountain kids, many of them living in poverty. I am still getting used to their culture and their dialect. So far we are having a good year. It is hard being new again and working with all new curriculum and sets of standards. However, I am adjusting and the kids are good for the most part.
– For guidance
– For good time management
– For wisdom
– God continues to provide in all things.
Verse of the Month
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV