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!


Our Side of the Mountain said...

Go, go, go! You're SO busy! But it sounds like your headed in a wonderful direction! My thoughts are with you!

Kim said...

So glad to see an update. I wondered how you were doing in your classes. I had a big exam this week and it gave me new empathy for my students, especially the ones with a full load and working. I love that you are following your heart. Life is good!