I've decided that this stage of life is a lot of putting one foot in front of the other and hoping God puts some ground there.
This stage of life is also a lot of putting one foot in front of the other and realizing that God has been putting ground there for you for as long as you can remember, and it was silly for you to worry that He would stop now.
This summer, Tyler will apply for med school. It seems like the competition is pretty stiff, but he is capable and brilliant. He has worked so hard and he deserves to be there. He is meticulous and level-headed and he will make a wonderful doctor. Still, it's a whole lotta stress.
How will we make sure he meets all the requirements?
How do we afford the application and interviewing process?
Is he gonna get in?
How will we support ourselves now, and in the future when he can't work while he's in school, and when we have to balance that with raising children someday?
It's a lot of questions and it's hard to grapple with the fact that there are no guarantees. It's hard not to get lost in all the steps we have to take and all the hoops we have to jump through to reach our goals.
But the Lord has promised us that we're going to be OK. And that's the only guarantee I need.