I have arrived safe and sound in Jamaica! Goodbyes were very difficult last night and this morning, but I am here. I flew into Montego Bay and was greeted by Kirk and Keri who are missionaries here with their young children. After finding them, we stopped for lunch and then drove about two and a half hours to the school. For those of you who are wondering where I am geographically, I am very near Mandeville.
After arriving to the school Erin showed me my room and let me get settled in. She saw the tears coming once things started to sink in. I sat in my room a bit and contacted a few people and then Erin showed me around the school. The campus has a vocational school, library, church, playground, dining hall, dorms, farm, and a preschool through high school.
I know a lot of people were quetioning my living situation prior to leaving. My room is great! I have a eating area, couches, kitchen, bathroom, closet, dresser and a nice bed!
For dinner I went down to the dining hall and brought some food back to eat in my room. While I was down near the dorms I came in contact with a lot ofnthe kids and I struggled a bit with what to say and how to sign some things- granted most of the time I was just trying to watch them sign and pick up on somethings.
Tonight has been very relaxing, but also very lonely. The kids are in their rooms and the other missionaries are in their own apartments doing their own dinner. I am going to go to the grocery store probably early next week to buy some food to cook for myself for meal time - granted I can figure out how to use a stove :) haha!