Friday, February 3, 2012

Giving in but not giving up.

Since it has been a month since my last post, I thought today would be a good day to start back. These past two weeks have been good and bad at the same time. I got an interview for my dream job, and my hubby started studying to take the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) for the second time so he will hopefully get into dental school next year (not this year). I still haven't found out for sure about my job, but it looks pretty good. I have found out how hard it is to conceal your joy when your best friend is having a hard time accepting that he has to wait another year to start moving toward his dream, all the while stuck at a job that he doesn't necessarily like. 

It really puts that whole married business in perspective. He is learning to be happy for me as my job moves and flourishes, and I am learning to be considerate of him as he does not feel like he's getting anywhere in life right now. The good thing about that, though, is he has a little more time to hang out with me for another year before the madness of dental school starts. It also gives us another year to be in Birmingham for sure, with all of our friends and my family (his being not too far away in H-ville). 

So even though we do not know what the next year will bring us, we move on both happy for me and frustrated for him at this time. It does bring us closer together each day because we have to support each other and remind each other that whatever happens is meant to happen through God's sovereign timing and will. I have never felt that so strongly as I do now. Never. There is no other reason that Joseph shouldn't have gotten into dental school this year except that it wasn't in God's timing. Why? We may never know. But I'm glad we can rest in HIM for another year and look forward to whatever He will put in our path. 

Here's to living in the NOW and being thankful for what you do have, not for what you want and do not have...


1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear that the two of you hit a rough patch. You are absolutely right though- God's timing is best. What is this 'dream job' you speak of?