Today is a big day for Hannah….she is taking the TEAS test to get in to the nursing program. I think they could have given the test a better name than TEAS (makes me think of teasing). Like maybe calling it YOUGOGIRL, or YOUGOTTHIS, or better yet, DONTTHINKOFITASATESTBUTONESTEPCLOSER test. As I drove to work today, I thought of all the other tests she has faced in her almost 21 years….learning to walk, learning to talk, eye exam at 2 to wear glasses, eye surgery at 3, tests at school, tests in relationships, medical tests, back surgery at 11, tonsils out at 13, standing strong against the temptations around her, high school tests, again tests with friendships, choosing to walk away from unhealthy friendships, clinging to Jesus when she had to walk through the reprucussions of walking away, tests as she went to college, struggling through but not quitting, choosing to go to Faulkner, working working working, enduring, and now, here she is, taking the test that says yes or no to getting into nursing in the fall. I pray today, that she walks into that room, completely free of her ever present test anxiety, at peace with knowing she has perservered and that she is not walking into that room alone, but with Jesus by her side, holding her up, protecting, loving and leading. Listen to Jesus today, sweet Hannah, He has great plans for your life….
My baby is growing up….
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"About you"? It is hard to declare any one thing or even a few things that would be of any interest to anyone! I love God. I know that I am His child, and I waver between being totally overwhelmed with His love, grace and mercy in my life, to being overwhelmed with how fast life is passing and how bad a job I have done at living this life He has given me. I often wonder if anyone else is out there walking around trying to act normal (which, if I may insert here, is really a relative term to everyone...what is normal?). About me? I am complicated! I love God with all my heart and want to serve Him with all my heart and want to do something important with all my heart and yet, this life I live everyday, doesn't seem to line up with that. More than anything - I want to be a published writer. I want to have the time to go to places that are surrounded by the sound of crashing waves and breezes and just listen. Or, to sit on a deck of some remote cabin and listen to the whisper of God's voice in the trees. I wonder.....I wonder if those moments will ever come? View all posts by dana2day