*This post was written Friday, April 20*
As you can see, my weekend will be full of quality friend time and alcohol-induced shenanigans, but I wanted to ensure I wasn't neglecting to count the blessings abundant in my life!
I'm done, I'm done! My last class was Monday and I submitted my last research paper of the semester this morning, which means...I finished one whole year of grad school! I've had my ups and downs trying to figure out if my program was the right fit for me, but I've finally made peace with my decision. I know that this is where God intends me to be and I'm so thankful for the opportunity.
Every so often at work, I get a real stinky person give me grief. But for that one person, there's at least 10 more who completely brighten my day. Jerry is a retired school teacher who is the friendliest man you'll ever meet and loves hearing about my wedding planning and future career plans. Father Joe is a local, Catholic priest who is very interested in my desire to work in hunger relief and has brought me literature on different organizations that his congregation works with. Both men are gracious and kind gentleman and I look forward to our conversations together.
The older get the more I grow to appreciate how enthusiastic my Mom was and is about celebrating holidays. On Easter, we'd get cleverly hidden Easter baskets wrapped in pretty cellophane, St. Paddy's Day saw "pots o' gold" and our birthdays were always the in which she made us feel that we were the most important people in the world. We were never spoiled, just blessed with little things that brightened our days. It's something I've grown to truly love about my Mom and something I want to continue with my own babies.
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