I've been staring at a blank "new post" screen for 10 minutes. I know I want to type something, but my left-temporal lobe is trés fatiguée! Which means that my whole body is, as well. I think I've spoken more French today than the past three weeks combined! I know it's good for me, but oy, my brain hurts!
At lunch today I met a new student from Germany. I was able to introduce myself and tell him where I was from and why I was learning French and what kind of work I'd be doing in Niger. I asked him similar questions and we actually had a real conversation! And it was ALL en français!! WOO HOO!! Then a little bit later an more advanced student asked me about my family. I was able to "introduce" her to the members of my family! I felt like I stumbled through the whole thing, but she reminded me of the first conversation I had with her. It was entirely in English because three weeks ago I knew nothing.
I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not going to sound like a native speaker, but I am infact learning and making some bit of headway.
In church on Sunday one of the passages that was read from the Word of God was Ps. 73. I was able to recognize verses 25 & 26 . . . two of my favorites: Whom have I in Heaven but You, and there is none on earth that I desire more than You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever!
I know that I am not absorbing some of this language via my own effort. God is good to me! I am so thankful that even when I am exhausted He gives me the strength to keep going.