Friday May 16, 2014
Ever been in over your head?
It’s scary and exciting all at the same time…
Stay tuned for more as my fifth favorite, a quote, sheds a little light on that.
I’m linking up with Friday’s Fave Five where we share five blessings from the past week.
My favorites this week:
1. Graduation! Yes, the last Groves boy has graduated from college. What a great combination weekend it was – Graduation and Mother’s Day – and we had ALL the boys together, along with two wonderful daughters-in-law and an awesome grandson. It was just great having them all together. So proud of the youngest as he graduates, works, gets his own place. Just wish we were closer geographically—to all of them!
2. Hospitality. Our third son, Andrew, and his sweet wife hosted all of us. We had 8 adults, a six month old puppy, and a three year old boy packed in, and happy chaos ensued. It was great to see all they’ve done to their first Home Sweet Home. They were truly gracious hosts.
3. Endings and beginnings. Today is the last Friday of the school year for us. Looking forward to having time for other pursuits after that. (More on that in #5.)
4. Summer. More travels to share time with family are ahead, and it’s easy for me to get excited about that. I love to travel and we’ll get to see some family members we only see once a year.
5. This quote:
“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” (T.S. Eliot)
This quote made me smile, and it made me think of my new endeavor. I start working on my Ph.D. this summer. I’m reading for the first class, and I am loving it. It’s exciting and a little scary.
And another thing about that quote—if I had said it, I’d modify it a bit. For me, it would read:
“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how big God is?” (Laura Lee Groves)
I’ve felt a definite pull toward this course of study, and all the preparation I’m doing is confirming that. Anything new is a bit scary, but when you know Who is walking beside you, it is so exciting.
I can’t wait to see what He will do with this new journey.
Wishing you some “over your head” times this week,