i did it. those three words are the only words i can manage to write about it so far. still sinking in and i'm reminded of what i wrote on this blog at the end of the first day of this journey back to college nearly two years ago:
August 18, 2009:instead, i end the first day back in college doing something i love - and have always loved - i'm writing. my autobiography - in synopsis form [for an assignment in my creative writing course]. i give a snapshot of my life so far, glossing over irrelevant details, hitting the highs and the lows and God's redemptive hand in all of it. i'm writing fervently. furiously, even. my pen is racing to the end of the sheet of paper. i have only a tiny space to finish and write:
"every moment in my life has led me to this moment, to this day, when i would return to college at the age of thirty three. seeds have been planted throughout my life, the Lord has fertilized the soil of my heart. this flowing fountain of knowledge will rain down on me and i... i am ready to bloom!".
it is my prayer that i bloom for the glory of Christ.
"Whatever you do,
work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord,
not for men."