I don't usually brag on my children, not that I wouldn't have a lot to brag on. I guess I just expect things from myself, them and others.
But my daughter graduated from Oakland City University May 3rd. In 4 years, she got her Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling and a Minor in Business! She served on the Student Government Association for 3 different years, ending her Senior year as Vice President. She also was able with the help of a 3/4th scholarship to work her way through in 4 years. Her last two summers had to be volunteer internships, and even with working 3 jobs this last semester, she realized that she needed to borrow just a small amount of cash from her grandparents for odds and ends spending money. She owes them less than $300 now, no job yet, and a car that got her moved home from college not to start again. So this weekend it's in the shop, and today she leaves for another Mission Trip to an Orphanage in Honduras.
She was accepted to a Master's Program at Baylor University in Waco, TX, but has chosen to defer this for a least a year, so that prayerfully she'll be able to earn money to do that program.
There have been ups and downs, Dean's Lists, dealing with police over vandalism to her vehicles...caught the culprit but we've seen nothing come from it yet. Tearful phone calls...to many want to count, but she has persevered and has the papers to prove it!
She may not know where the Lord will take her after this week plus in Honduras, but I know that God will show where to place each foot as she raises it. She gets frustrated sometimes with the fact that HE usually show just before HE asks her to move...but as HE asks, HE has always provided for her.