back to school

Last Saturday, I started school again. It feels so good to be back! What is it about a new planner and a blank notebook that makes me giddy? I’ve probably watched You’ve Got Mail too often. A bouquet of sharpened pencils? Yes, please! I was indecisive about whether or not to start school now or wait another few months. After a lot of prayer, I felt that now was the best time. I consider it a tender mercy of the Lord that continuing my education worked out as perfectly as it did. Last semester, I passed my dreadful biology class with just a high enough grade to keep my GPA high enough for my scholarship. I can’t tell you how many prayers I offered on behalf of that class. I am definitely not science-minded. In August I found out that they would be willing to hold my scholarship for me while I took a semester off to have Ellie. I was really worried about leaving E with a babysitter while I was at school. It just so happened that this semester they offered the exact classes I needed weeknights, online, and on Saturday mornings. The classes start a half hour after Brian gets home so we didn’t need to hire a babysitter or worry about the car (we only have one that we share). The classes I was on waitlist for, I got right in. The money made from my Etsy shop was the exact amount I needed to pay for my fees and books. Ellie has learned to eat from her bottle. Seriously, the tender mercies go on and on. I feel very blessed. And school, I’m glad to be back!


P.S. I think it’s a You’ve Got Mail movie day. It’s about time I introduce Ellie to Meg and Mr. Hanks.