I can't believe my spring break is already coming to an end! It was something I had been looking forward to for so long! Bethany and I had been planning on going on a fun vacation trip in Panama during it. We went to Bocas (on the Caribbean side of Panama) for 4 days with our fellow student teacher Kayla. It was such a nice time. It had been a while since I had just been able to slow down, not worry about what to do the next day or have a check list of things to cross off. I got all my lesson plans for the week after break done the week before so that I could really just relax and enjoy the time with the girls. It was a week of first time experiences and many memories:
God has been continuing to grow me, as I have to slow myself down. The culture here is so much less task oriented. Whereas I am list focused and on-the-go, this time off was good for me to slow down, spend time in the Word and just settle my heart. It has been testing to rely on people around me and to go with their schedules, waiting to get things done that I need to. I know that through this test of patience God is using it to build Christ-likeness in me. I am thankful for the time He is spending on my life, teaching me these new things and allowing me these new learning (and sight-seeing) experiences!