Thursday, March 12, 2009
Where's a Map?
So for those of you who follow Dani's blog, you know she is heading to Baltimore, Maryland for Teach for America. What an exciting day Tuesday, March 10th was. We've all been waiting for that monumental day to find out if Dan's six hour interview at BYU in January was going to pay off. Interestingly, when Dani returned home after that grueling day, she told me she didn't think she would accept an assignment from TFA if she received one. But in the weeks since then, as no other teaching position has become available, her mind was changed and when the news arrived on Tuesday evening and she was accepted, she was thrilled. We were thrilled too. I told her I had the same feeling I had when my children were born and recognizing each one as my child and a perfect fit in the family from the first moment. I also felt that way when both Kevin and Kelly received their mission calls...it just felt so perfectly right! I can't think of another way to explain my good feelings about this position.
Anyway, this is an exciting time for Dani to prepare for her training in Philadelphia in June and then teaching in August. Also, the opportunity to receive her Master's Degree during that time from John Hopkins University is just tremendous. It truly makes up for all the disappointments with job interviews and positions that didn't materialize. What an amazing answer to all of our prayers.