Obviously, that didn't happen.
So, when we first got married, we thought he had two(ish) years left to finish his degree.
That didn't happen either.
The story itself is full of ups and downs, good news and bad news, hard semesters and easier ones. Yet, it was our season. Although it was challenging, I appreciated many parts of it--the extra flexibility, being able to use one car, seeing my husband's drive and diligence, and other little things.
It's been 5 years of changing and challenging schedules, late nights, unexpected events, lots of unknowns, a tiny budget, seeing God's abundant provision, and walking towards a dream. And when I look back at it all, I'm so remarkably thankful.
I'm thankful for the way it tethered us, the way it gifted us in learning to be content in whatever circumstance, and the way it taught us to accept, rather than wrestle, the place we were.
We sit here, just five days after Josh's graduation, and we have absolutely no idea of what is ahead. Yes, I do have moments where that thought totally overwhelms me.
But, mostly, I'm excited about the blank canvas before us. Mostly, I feel expectant and hopeful--even if it doesn't end up looking like we pictured.
But, will you pray for us as we start this new season, look for a job, and open our hands to God's plan?