Last Saturday, I started school again. It feels so good to be back! What is it about a new planner and a blank notebook that makes me giddy? I’ve probably watched You’ve Got Mail too often. A bouquet of sharpened pencils? Yes, please! I was indecisive about whether or not to start school now or wait another few months. After a lot of prayer, I felt that now was the best time. I consider it a tender mercy of the Lord that continuing my education worked out as perfectly as it did. Last semester, I passed my dreadful biology class with just a high enough grade to keep my GPA high enough for my scholarship. I can’t tell you how many prayers I offered on behalf of that class. I am definitely not science-minded. In August I found out that they would be willing to hold my scholarship for me while I took a semester off to have Ellie. I was really worried about leaving E with a babysitter while I was at school. It just so happened that this semester they offered the exact classes I needed weeknights, online, and on Saturday mornings. The classes start a half hour after Brian gets home so we didn’t need to hire a babysitter or worry about the car (we only have one that we share). The classes I was on waitlist for, I got right in. The money made from my Etsy shop was the exact amount I needed to pay for my fees and books. Ellie has learned to eat from her bottle. Seriously, the tender mercies go on and on. I feel very blessed. And school, I’m glad to be back!
P.S. I think it’s a You’ve Got Mail movie day. It’s about time I introduce Ellie to Meg and Mr. Hanks.
I love your bag where did you get???
i love hearing about tender mercies. it's a great reminder not to overlook the small things. god is in the details of your life.
BRAVO my girl! You take after my father, your great grandfather, who had the highest respect for education. I am very proud of you.
…and those prayers worked, angels are looking down on you 🙂
April @ Hansen Love
I love your bag too! adorable. and good luck with school, and everything. You guys are very blessed 🙂
Congratulations!! Sounds like everything worked out perfectly ~ as it was meant to. Good luck!
Yay on going back to school! And I'm totally on the You've Got Mail bandwagon. I watched it last night, actually!
We are so proud of you! You married a gem of a man to support you and your dreams. You are talented, sweet and oh-so-smart! Good luck in school this semester!! Love you so much xoxoxoxox ps I'm needing some Ellie time, and soon!!
Good for you Alexa! That is so amazing, I am happy for you! I enrolled post-bach last August to pursue a photography degree, and had to drop out of my classes since I was so sick with the pregnancy. Seeing you go back gives me hopes that after our baby comes in April, that maybe it's still an option.
Good luck with everything!!
that's awesome that it all worked out! the Lord is amazing. that bag is so cute- AND I'M EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. staples is probably my favorite store ever. and i splurged and spent $30 on a martha stewart planner. it was so worth it.
Wow. Isn't it amazing how all of the little things just fall into place. They're all so significant. I love that you've taken a second to record that. I'm sure you'll love reading it years down the line.
I love reading this. McKinlee is due February 5th, so I'm taking this semester off and I only have one more until I graduate, so I'm going back in April and I'm very nervous I won't want to go! So thanks for the boost of confidence! Good luck!
I'm so excited for you!!! I'm happy it's all going to work out perfectly, definitely one blessed girl! It's always exciting to start up school again, isn't it? I love it! Can't wait to start on Monday, new notebooks and sharp pencils coming my way!
Phew…I thought I was the only person who got excited about new notebooks! Good to know i'm not alone 😉 Good luck this semester!
I love this post. I'm so glad things worked out for you guys. Good luck with school! I think I already miss it 🙂
its from Forever 21 🙂
I love that! "God is in the details of your life" I need to hang that up somewhere. Thank you!
Way cute bag! That's so great that everything worked out with your schedules. Good luck this semester! 🙂
school. supplies. are. my. weakness!
Good luck, you're gonna need it!
Do you pump to give her a bottle or use formula? If you pump, what kind do you use and when do you decide to pump amidst actually breastfeeding her? That's my dilemma…
Steve and Nicole
Yay! Good for you! I was in school with my first and it can be hard to balance everything but I kind of loved it 🙂 you are such a sweet mama