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!