Monday, November 05, 2007

The last time.

Kevin has registered for classes for the last time. This is a hallmark for us. It comes on the tails of the most stressful week so far. It was a week where we both questioned whether or not this going-back-to-school-with-a-family thing is worth it. I know that ultimately, as long as Kevin doesn’t die of stress, we’ll be glad he did this. It will be worth it in the end. But the sacrifices have taken their toll. And I won’t say it’s been easy.

Every time I think of Kevin never having to register for classes again, I smile. This is the first of the lasts. It is something that gives us renewed energy.

This would be a good time to also mention God’s faithfulness and goodness. We received a series of four letters from the school over the summer, each letter containing a new item of good news. Most of it was good financial news, whether news of a scholarship or our in-state tuition appeal being granted. These were reminders of God’s promises to provide and take care of us.

God has blessed the decision to go back to school. But, did I mention it’s been hard?

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wha hoo! I remember feeling the same way, the huge sigh of relief. Yes, it is extra hard, but family time is so much sweeter when it's over, so hang in there, this too shall pass. :)

Leah said...

Amy, it has been so encouraging to hear about your journey through school. Andrew started school this semester taking a few pre-req classes, and in January starts school full-time (9 hours every Saturday) and will still be working full-time. And baby is coming some time in early February. You are my proof that is can be done! YAY for the end being in site!

L

Jen said...

Amy, I can only imagine the huge relief that will be. I will be praying that is goes fast and God sustains you til the finish.

Heather L. said...

I will be SO happy for you guys when school is all over. We know something of what it is like, and we know it is HARD. One day at a time.....

Monica said...

I'm glad it's almost over!! Just think six months from now....

Alaina said...

I'm so happy for you guys that the end is in sight! You will have to celebrate big after you recover!

I tagged you...

Jen said...

YAY! Congratulations you two... I mean I know you still have to finish up, but it has to be exciting to have started down the road of "lasts" for school :)
I give you all mega props for sticking with it!

Stephen, Sarah, Nora and Joseph Shipp said...

Wow! How exciting!!! I look forward to our own season of "lasts."