Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Final Countdown

It has been entirley too long since I've written a post. I can't believe how much has happened since the last time I posted. God has blessed me with so much in the last few weeks. I can't get over how abundant his graces and mercy have been in my life. I so don't deserve it but I am eternally greatful.

After weeks of waiting with a giant knot in my stomach I finally interviewed for the Bishop Carroll job and got it!!! I'm so excited to be back there in the fall and am so thankful to have a job when so many friends of mine are out of a job and searching. I pray for them daily and realize that I could be in their shoes just as easily.

The trip to Wichita was awesome. Mary Beth loved it and is actually excited to move there with me. I'm in total awe of how incredibly open and willing she has been through all fo this. It blows my mind that a Colorado native is willing to leave everything she has known to come to Wichita with me. I don't deserve it. I love her for it so much and continue to fall more in love with her everyday!

I'm less than three weeks away from being done with grad school. My Thesis is done and bound. I'll be presenting it on May 1st. I have one paper left to write and finals to take. I'm feeling suprisingly relaxed as this semester comes to an end. I have tons left to do but just feel confident that it will somehow get done because it always does.

I'll be back in Wichita in about three weeks as well to sign my contract, fill out all my paper work and watch my boys graduate. I can't believe they are going to be done. It has been such a joy to be a part of their lives and watch them grow into young men over the past four years. I pray they continue to grow and go onto great things as they enter college next year.

My parents will then be in town for my graduation on the 23rd. My mom will meet Mary Beth for the first time. Caridnal Arenze will be out commencement speaker. I'm really excited for that weekend. Its going to feel darn good to get that diploma.

Then one amazing summer left in Denver. Totus Tuus training starts May 28th. Josh Mans is coming back this summer and Drew Maly and Clay Kimbro will be teaching for the first time. I'm super pumped to have those guys out here. I'm also really excited to get to enjoy some great summer hikes with Mary Beth and be able to have a little more free time to spend together without school hanging over my head. The big move is scheduled for August 3rd or 4th. Please pray that Mary Beth finds a job.

Two years have gone by so fast. It is so crazy to look back on an reflect on all that has happened. It has been an incredible ride and one I never thought would end up the way it has. God never ceases to amaze me. Life has been a struggle but I have to say that all the tough times have been worth ever difficulty and annoyance to experience the moments of joy I have had here in Colorado and the blessing of Mary Beth. I'm excited for what is left and I'm hoping to just soak it all in and enjoy now that the major stress of finding a job has been taken care of. I'm excited to move back but I'm also incredibly excited for what is left of school and the summer; to just sit back and soak in the beauty of the Rockies for one last summer!

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!!!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I love that! We need to all enjoy every moment...even when we don't want to! :) And especially when we are being filled with such wonderful gifts!! I'm so happy for you!