Monday, June 17, 2013

all things work together for good.


Have you ever looked around and thought ...
"This is most certainly NOT how I expected things to turn out"

I do it every day.
But - not in a bad way - just, in the Unknown way.

6 years ago, HAD YOU told me I'd be a mom and basking in the life and passion of my 4 year old daughter, drinking in her smiles and laughter, listening to her pray to Jesus in her own precious way, I'd say...
Nah, Kids aren't my thing. I have NO patience for them.
YET - here I am, a mother.
and loving every minute of it.

6 years ago, HAD YOU told me I'd be married to Roger {my boyfriend at the time}, falling in step with him as the spiritual leader of our family, trusting him incessantly, knowing him so completely, choosing to love him every single day, I'd say...
Get Real! Roger? He's a heroin addict junkie who is an atheist and we're ONLY together out of convenience and fun. I'm not gonna marry him! NOPE.
YET - we've been married for 3 years.
He covers his family with prayer and seeks God in all that he does. He tells me he is being called to work with U-Turn for Christ - the program that turned our lives upside down.
He is the one I laugh with, cry with, experience life with, and I wouldn't change a single thing.
Good or bad.

6 years ago, HAD YOU told me I'd be a nurse, working in a hospital around poop, puke, blood, sticking people with needles/catheters/NG tubes, cleaning up and caring for people that were too sick to care for themselves, I'd say...
GROSS! I couldn't do that.
YET - here I am, a registered nurse.
** this one is still a bit surreal **

Today was my 1st day of orientation starting my brand new journey as a nurse.
Today, I sat in a classroom full of people {5 others from my very own class} learning all I could about the company I said "yes" to.
Speaker after speaker, power points slowly blurring into one another, I kept looking down at my ID badge and those 2 letters - RN.

OH! what a journey it has been.
and oh, what a ways i have to go.

As faithful as God is...
He makes ALL THINGS work together for our good.


  1. I can't wait until I can post that I am DONE. Still have a little ways to go, but it gets closer every day. You are truly blessed. Congrats on your new job too :D

    1. Candi, it will be here before you know it.
      Then, you'll look back and wonder how it went so quickly.
      Thank you!

    2. Ain't that the truth! It will be here before you know it Candi, and you'll make it!

  2. Congrats on that changes that you are now loving in your life. :) God definitely does work all things for the good.

    1. Thanks! Sometimes it's not easy to see how some things can be used for good.
      Things couldn't have turned out any better :)

  3. Congratulations on all the wonderful unexpected turns your life took :) It sounds beautifully blessed.

    1. Blessed ;) couldn't have explained it better myself!
      Thank you!

  4. So exciting for you congrats!! When we believe, we can make all of our dreams come true... all it takes is hard work and determination... a few letters called NCLEX-RN!!

    1. and I'm going to admit - i'm SOOOOO glad that's all behind me now ;) it's a great feeling, huh!!

  5. Beautiful post. :)

    1. thanks!
      and with your post - what a difference it is between our generation and the one coming up now.
      so many good memories!!


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