I’m about to finish nursing school.
This is unbelieveable. I think this is the first major thing I can say I’ve accomplished in a few years. I dropped out of college. Became a licensed massage therapist but that didn’t quite take off.. Jumped into ballroom career for 5 years yet though there were many dance accomplishments, never became a certified instructor.
I wanted straight A’s. That didn’t quite happen but a B or two isn’t gonna hold me down. I’m graduating! Today, I was excited for the first time about my nursing career. It has been such a long journey with more obstacles than I could’ve imagined at the beginning of this race.
A quick overview:
-I started the program 3 weeks behind.
-Welcomed a German exchange student into our home just 3 weeks after school began
-we got robbed almost $2,000 in October
-Continued to care for my precious mother in law who had Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer
-Got pregnant in October
-Trying to find a new home for the German
-Dealing with financial problems.
-Family flying in and out of town by late November during this cancer battle
-THrowing up mutliple times a day from morning sickness and desperately trying to stay on top of school.
– took time off of the band during November/December
-I was asked to step out of the nursing program in December
-Devastating death in the family, January 2012
-Searching for the right baby doctor continues
-My husband releases is first CD in March
-Financial problems continue
-and of course, the auto problems, computer frying, and appliances all seem to break simultaneously.
Finally, we are here. I am about 7 months pregnant. With a handful of 12 hour clinicals behind me and a few days left to go, I see graduation quickly approaching. Yes, I am glad I’ve made it this far, only by His grace! What will i do in nursing? It hit me today. I’m a med-surg girl. I love the body. I love how it works and what it’s capable of doing. I want to learn! Don’t give me a mundane, nothing ever changes job.. I wanna see life! Now we’re talking!
While my counterparts are off making a dollar, i’ll be in a season of changing diapers. But what a privaledge! I was told this year that I could’ve prevented this pregnancy. But what a greater gift than any career could ever give. Don’t take that from me. I had the lyrics of Lauryn Hill stuck in my head:
Unsure of what the balance held
I touched my belly overwhelmed
By what I had been chosen to perform
But then an angel came one day
Told me to kneel down and pray
For unto me a man child would be born
Woe this crazy circumstance
I knew his life deserved a chance
But everybody told me to be smart
Look at your career they said,
“Lauryn, baby use your head”
But instead I chose to use my heart
And I will end this chapter in my life graduating nursing school with a giant dance party. How sweet it is!
I am so looking forward to all God has in store.
Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…