Yesterday I posted a poem that I wrote over three years ago--October of '08--Someday.
During October of 2008, I was:
*finishing my credential classes and preparing to student teach
*working in the student union at CSULB (and not loving it)
*living in an apartment in LB with Jess and Christina
*involved in the Bethany college group
*enjoying some Dodger games with friends
*seeing WICKED (twice in one month)
*enjoying Disneyland regularly
*finishing up one chapter of my life
*preparing for a chapter unknown...
In October of 2008, I didn't know if I would stay in Long Beach after graduation or move back to Bakersfield. I didn't know if I would find a teaching job anywhere or even be able to sub. I had no idea what my future held.
But I did know one thing: I desired to get married and have a family someday.
When the world around me was so unsure, my heart spoke the words of Someday into my hands.
I can honestly say that in October of 2008, if asked where I thought I'd be in January of 2012, I would have never answered teaching at Warren Junior High and living at home with my mom.
Yet, here I am, and I am content. Of course my heart still desires to get married and start a family. Growing up, I never thought I'd be 26 and single, but I am, and I'm fine. I know whole heartedly that my God is sovereign. His ways are definitely not my ways, and His thoughts are not my thoughts. He knows me far better than I know myself. He holds my future and my present in His hands.
He is giving me so many amazing experiences that I'm sure I would not have had if I would have married young and started a family right away--traveling to Europe, riding in a helicopter into the Grand Canyon, flying a helicopter, going in a hot air balloon, and traveling to the East Coast to name a few.
I praise God for His perfect plan. I praise God for the future He has for me. I praise God for helping me to enjoy this time of my life as I wait for what may come.
I praise my God for my someday....