Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Dream Come True

     I've been busy these past few months. I've barely had time to breathe and take it all in. I've finished my second semester of Nursing School and made the Dean's List! It was HARD work but I did it. Now, I'm entering the OB/GYN rotation. I'm more than excited, I'm ecstatic.
     Years ago, when I had my first daughter, I was a teen mom. Unmarried, unsure of what to do with a baby, and although very mature, I just had no idea where my life was going to go. I remember the recovery room nurse making such an impression on me. She talked to me, in those late night hours, about how much she loved her career, how she adored those precious babies, how I was the youngest person on the floor that night, and how I had a tremendous responsibility on my hands. It really gave me something to think about.
     I remember being a child who always wondered what God thought of me and my actions. I have to say, I wasn't proud of myself for being a teenage unwed mom but I always knew God has my back. He loves me, he'd make miracles happen, and I am his daughter. I've always known that I needed to pray in Jesus name anytime I needed Him and he was there.
     On that particular night, I remember telling God that I wanted to be just like that Nurse. I wanted to care for people and make a difference in THEIR life. Through the years, I went to college on and off and became a Medical Assistant. It was okay but...I knew that this wasn't enough. I was destined to do more. I didn't think that I would get this chance but I knew that I had to hold fast. Then, all the sudden, here I am, getting the chance to live out my dream and I have nobody to thank for this but the Father himself.

     It's hard. I'm a Mommy of a dozen who aren't always little angels. We've had to sacrifice financially on some of the things that can wait. There are no extra perks right now but it's all okay. I'm taking this all in stride. On the other hand, I can't believe this! After 20 years, He's making my dream come true! I registered for my third of four semesters this morning. When I did, I got a little teary eyed. I was reminded that I asked for this and He has BLESSED me. All I needed was Faith and Patience and He came through with Grace and Mercy.