January 6, 2010
grantgrad
grant goes to grad school.
today my husband becomes a student again, and i hope he knows how proud i am. not only for making the commitment, but for dreaming up the idea in the first place. for thinking about our future, doing the research, and jumping through the hoops. i so admire this man i married. on top of being a full time teacher and coach, now he's buying his own textbooks and driving to the city for classes. i hope he knows that i'm looking forward to going through this with him. and i hope i can find ways to be helpful to him all along the way. i'm excited that this era will push me to develop my talents as grant's helper. as he commits to doing homework, i commit to putting extra effort into being supportive, selfless, and encouraging.
i've already got it in my head that there will be late nights, less cash, and hours of being apart. and (at the moment) i'm totally up for it. a challenge! yes. cool. just what every young married couple needs. it's what grant has always told me; he has taught me to value a trial. he welcomes those grin and bear it times as opportunities to rely completely on our Savior and to grow closer to each other. which leads me to say, most importantly, that i hope what grant takes away from this intense time in his life is a full-on experience of God's faithfulness. i hope and pray that he will do his work as unto the Lord, not men. that when he feels tired or unmotivated he will turn to His strength instead of his own. and that through it all, he'll carry a sense of peace in knowing he doesn't have to shoulder anything on his own.
i love you, grant. let the adventure begin.
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer. - Joseph M. Scriven

18 comments:

kitchendoor said...

Congratulations, guys! And good luck.

Bluebelle said...

Wow, what an adventure! I'm sure you guys will get even closer to each other and to God through it. Good luck!

Miranda said...

God bless you both!! What a great attitude you have. I hope that your husband is encouraged by you support!

John and Teresa said...

thank you for this, summer. your excitement and optimism is such a huge encouragement to me as john is going back to school in a few weeks for his teachers certification.
congratulations on this exciting step in your lives!

Aunt Kayleen said...

Super happy for you both!!

Renee said...

what an awesome attitude Summer...which I'm sure will be tested too! may you too, look to the same Savior for strength, selflessness, and peace in the days ahead! I know you both will LOVE this chapter of life!

natalie said...

congratulations! so happy for this opportunity for Grant. way to have a great attitude, summer!

marta said...

starting grad school?! what an adventure indeed. i am sure this time will be full of good things, happy memories and more for you both. you always seem to have the best perspective, knowing that time is fleeting. you have a knack for enjoying the moment. thank you for the reminder.

Christina said...

The hardest part about having a husband doing school for me is not chattering at him during study time after he comes home from work. Usually I have all these exciting things to talk about that are bursting to come out, and I have to wait. : ) It's good, though, and I've sure learned a lot as I have helped Benjamin study! Next thing I know I'M going to be getting a computer science degree. hehe. I hope that it will be just a good for you two as it has been for us.
p.s. do I "chatter" too much in my comments? Sometimes I worry about it.

Grant said...

You can help me by doing my homework.

Tawnya said...

What a beautiful reminder in the midst of such life change! You are such a wonderful help-meet!

Liz said...

every time i read your blog i just want to get married! i love how in love with it you are. congrats to you both!

Katherine said...

Oh my, we tend to avoid anything that means us being apart extensively, but I wonder if that's just an excuse not to step out in faith...

Mom Judy said...

You and Grant will have a great adventure. With God's strength and your positive attitude, you both will be blessed beyond measure. I am proud of you both because you rely on God in everything.

Hannah Barnes said...

What wonderful truths you speak, Summer. The words of that beautiful old him struck my heart - a great reminder of the importance of prayer - thankyou!

visforvictory said...

If any couple can get through grad school successfully, I'm confident that it's you and Grant. I'm excited for you both!

Rachel Bear said...

You can do it, Summer! And congrats to you, Grant. Daniel and I did this too. Just remember that it is only for a season, and the results are so worth it! God will help you through that "season" even when it gets tough. And it will get tough, but most of the battle has already been won--you are supportive and upbeat!! :-)

Jayme Lynn said...

makes me kind of wish that Jeff was going to school. Only kind of though. We'll have different challenges.

You can make his flashcards for him! Just an idea that I had.

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