My life is a bit chaotic right now. I have so much going on, but it’s been good, it keeps me going and out of trouble (as my grandma would say, haha).
Part of the chaos is applying for Child Life Internships. Let me give you a brief understanding of how this process works. All applications are due September 5th (this Friday) and after that they are in the hands of potential internship sites. At this point, if they feel that we look good on paper they contact us. It all starts with a phone interview and from that point forward it moves based on our interview with the hospitals.
Internships are extremely competitive and unpredictable, but through it all it will be extremely rewarding. I know that the Lord has so much for me and like Ephesians 3:20 tells us, far more than I can even imagine. I can’t wait to watch my journey unravel, it’s going to be a beautiful story. My prayer for this season is that I would praise God through every yes and every no that I have to endure. I want to be confident in myself but also humble through this experience.
The hardest part is that 7 other girls in my program are applying as well, some to the very same locations I am. Some of those girls are my very best friends. I know that with how unpredictable this process is that they may receive “yes” at a location whelukere eI received a “no” and I want to be positive and encouraging with them through this process. I have been praying all summer that as I step out in this faith and on this journey that my heart toward these girls wouldn’t be hard but rather loving. It’s an emotional roller coaster we are all on, but we’re all on it together. I know God has the perfect location for us, whether it be our first choice or not; and whether it’s our first application process or our third. We have all been called to this field and the journey is never easy but it will all be worth it in the end.
My verse for the month of September deals directly with my heart and the opportunities I will have to speak truth over these ladies and our journey to becoming Child Life Specialist. I have the opportunity to share truth and speak love over them and I hope that is my first instinct as I let Christ live through me. Lord knows I can’t do this alone, so I’ll cling to him through it all.
God and I are on a grand adventure and I am so excited to see where it takes me. Thank you Jesus for all you have in store for me and these girls. I love you so much.
Amanda Porter. San Marcos, TX “A man’s words will always express what has been treasured in his heart.” -Luke 6:45