It’s Friday, I’m in the coffee shop. There are so many things to be done – past due assignments, my thesis is due in a few weeks – but what am I doing instead? Feeling antsy.
We have been told we’ll find out on April 15 where my family and I will be sent on internship – and we are excited and filled with hope for the possibilities.
We are also stressed about them. We plan to spend a large chunk of the summer camped out in South Dakota at my folks place, and need to plan what to do with our stuff – do we store it because our internship site has furniture? Do we keep it readily available because our site won’t? We don’t KNOW!
What about summer plans – for example, our home congregation has planned another trip to our partner congregation in Guatemala – a trip Marty and I would love to go on. We would need to arrange child care and make sure that my new internship site is ok with me starting a little later than September 1 – but we can’t do that when we don’t KNOW where we are going and who we need to talk to in order to get permission. Yargh!
I know others have had a tougher time than me – that they have been told none of their sites will be a fit, or to consider one of their lesser liked choices – some have even had to re-interview. If I remember how little I’ve had to readjust my hopes and expectations, I can convince myself I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m fine.
Or I will be after the 15th.
Until then, prayers for peace for me (and others in a time of waiting, including my fellow future interns) are greatly appreciated.