Monday, November 22, 2010

Preparing

We're in a time of waiting at our house. We're waiting to hear if my husband got into dental school, and sincerely hope to hear sometime on December 1st. We've sacrificed a lot to make this change in our lives. During the academic year of '09/10, Zach was a full time student while working for his company full time. He needed the required prerequisite courses completed in order to apply to dental school. It was a hard year... he barely slept and I was basically a single mom. We've spent the last 2 years preparing and working hard towards this goal. It was been very hard and very good for us, too. We love showing our kids that with hard work and determination, you can and should follow your dreams.

I love this time of waiting, as strange as that sounds. I know that, soon, we'll have an answer. But for now, it's completely unknown. Will he get in? If so, where? Where will we move? Not knowing the answers really forces us to simply appreciate today. Just today. No expectations. So we wait, wait to prepare.

I am a Christian (although, for the record, I do struggle with that word and all that it entails. I've actually even tried not to believe, but I do.). So, that being said, I love and was raised listening to and singing the song "O Holy Night." There is a line in the song that says "A weary world rejoices"... and another that says "His law is love and His gospel is peace." I feel like those words encompass our lives in this moment. Sara Groves is one of my favorite singer/songwriters, and she re-wrote the music (not the lyrics though) to O Holy Night. This is what has been coursing through my brain as we wait to prepare for our big news. It is comforting. And yes, we're listening to Christmas music already :). Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. That is my favorite Christmas song of all time.

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  2. love it! and that version is one of my faves! we pray for the Lord's peace, joy and favor as you wait!

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