I have arrived at home sweet home!
I got in late Saturday night, I just barely made the flight. There were 2 seats available and 4 families of 3 ahead of me, which all had to decline. It was a very bitter-sweet moment. 2 of the families were ones that I hooked up with and we were taking care of each other. So, it was hard to say goodbye after bonding in the airport terminal for a week. One of the families had small kids who just wanted to go home and see daddy, and the other family had been waiting a week longer than I had. So, it didn't seem fair, but I was so blessed by them all and am so glad to have made new friends for here on Guam!
So I have been nonstop since I have been home. Sunday was full of unpacking, doing laundry, cleaning out the fridge, grocery shopping and having family dinner with our Chamorro family.
And today I had my first day teaching and loved it! It is kind of a blur, but it was so great to see my students shining faces! They were so cute and from what I gathered they liked me and many thought I was funny... that is always a bonus! The staff was kind, helpful and welcoming. Many of them complemented me on the video and my packet of work I created for the first week of school (which I missed because of my travel delays) One of the science teachers said he was intimidated at my professionalism and another wanted a copy of my packet, the counselor who subbed for my class kept telling me all day she was so glad I was here! So, my hard work paid off. (Thanks Russ for helping me put together the video for my class and making me look way professional... the students loved it and came up to me all excited all day and introduced themselves.... it was cute)
So, now I am just soooo exhausted.