Spring is always a time of renewing. The flowers come out, the sun shines, the breeze blows and a sense of "newness" washes over all of us. This spring, I am super excited about the things ahead of us. It is going to definitely be a spring to remember for our little family. Husby will walk across the stage and proudly graduate from Medical School and fifteen days later, my little boy will turn two. These are HUGE things for us! We have been waiting for this day for Husby for a long time, and I know I will be overcome with emotion when it finally comes. I can't put into words what the past four years have been like for us, but it has been extremely hard yet we've had amazing blessings in the midst of them. Seeing Husby achieve something he has literally worked his entire life for is an overwhelming, crazy awesome thing. And I can not wait!
We are planning on taking Levi on his first "real" vacation in early June to celebrate all that we have to celebrate this Spring, and before we jump head first into the equally (probably more) overwhelming season of life that is Residency. I know that the next 3 years will be something fierce, so we are approaching it with much prayer and direction, hoping the Lord helps us tackle them with as much grace and wisdom as we possibly can.
We were talking to a physician at church the other day, discussing Husby's residency spot and he said, "it never seems over, does it? There's always another level to get to." And that is exactly right. I feel like we are on a stair case, and just as soon as we take one step up, there's always the next step to take. But, I guess that is what life always consists of. The next step. And they are necessary to take until we reach the final prize - Heaven.
So, we will keep on stair steppin' with the best of 'em and making the most of the whole process. And this spring, we will celebrate the last four years of our lives, the step behind us. The craziest, busiest, fullest, most stressful, and also some of the greatest years of our lives (specifically the last two). And we'll celebrate what lies ahead.
What are you looking forward to this spring?