Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coming Up for Air

My life has been so hectic lately that some days, I can hardly catch my breath!  Today, for instance, I had two mid-terms.  I also had one last Thursday.   I know I am where God has called me to be, but sometimes I feel like I am drowning.

School is wonderful!  I am learning so much, although at this point, it's mostly theory.  Still, it's nice to be able to put words to what I experienced when I went through my divorce.  My favorite class is Faith-Based Counseling, where we are learning to integrate psychology and theology.  The reading I have done for that class often echos the Bible study and/or Sunday School lessons I am doing, so I feel like I am hearing God so clearly. 

Another exciting thing is how God has been defining and refining what I am going to do with my degree when I finish school.  He has given me a vision that is much bigger than I thought when I finally obeyed and applied for this program.  I can't share details now, but I have no doubt that He has a wonderful plan for me!

My kids are adjusting well.  The oldest got her acceptance letter to the same college I am attending, so next fall, she will be here on campus and I will get to see her when I come for classes.  My oldest son is doing just fine with his adjustment to public school, and I have heard so many good things about him from the administrators and teachers there.  I feel like I am finally starting to see the payoff for all the years of homeschooling, for the frustrations of being a single mom.  My next daughter is considering attending an arts-based charter school next fall.  My big concern now is preparing my youngest son for the changes that may be necessary in his life next fall, as I may have no choice but to send him to school.  I'm leaving that in God's hands, though.

A big revelation:  I have mentioned before that I have a male friend who I wouldn't mind getting to know better.  He is not yet recovered from his divorce enough to date.  But I realized that if the rule of thumb that it takes 1 year of recovery for every 4 years of marriage applies, he should be ready to date just about the time I finish school.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  But then again, maybe it is a God-incidence.  At any rate, I don't have time to even think about dating anyone right now, so looks like I will be waiting until then anyhow.  :-)

Okay, back to school.  I'll try to do better at keeping up here.  Someday soon I want to write about my thoughts about how churches support (or don't support) divorced families.  Hold me to that!