little gems

As I was blog reading last night, I came across the quote above.  As always, C.S. Lewis never ceases to amaze me.  Sleep does not come easily for me especially when under a lot of stress.  Last night was particularly difficult because I knew I would be back in a classroom today.  It wasn't nearly as bad as anticipated {more on that later}, but finding "little gems" was greatly needed.  I found many gems that have carried me through the day and reminded me that it's okay to feel pain and it's still possible to feel peace while pushing through hard things.  This was my favorite.

Here I am again... being a mom, wife, and student.  You've heard it once and you'll hear it again, this is a very intimidating task.  I'll also be working a part-time job.  Phew!  There are few decisions in life where I have total, complete, 100% confirmation that it is the right thing to do.  School... I know it's where I need to be now.  It's hard and I hate the feeling of obligation I have to finish.  I can't quit.  As I was walking to class today, I noticed how beautiful campus was.  I was smiling.  I felt stressed.  I thought of this quote.  I felt the stretching and pulling of my Father in Heaven.  I feel it now.  I can hear him telling me "You can do it!  You are stronger than you think!"  I know he is pushing me to be a greater person than I ever thought I could be.  It's painful.  It's not going to be easy.  But, it's not my plan and that is why it can't fail.  

Here's to doing hard things and loving it.

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