thanks for doing the dishes 10 million times.
and for the back massages
and "you can do it"smooches
chocolate & flowers
when it's near midnight
and I had 5 pages to go on a paper
and was almost in tears and almost asleep.
mom & dad.
thanks for sharing what success really is
being obedient to God('s will)
for teaching me to work hard
and go for my passion
with my darling & talented & super fun sis
((more pics of the grad day "outfit" mon))
^ fun, huh? a smooch on the cheek from my mom from all my graduations ^
I'm not interested in accruing crowns on this earth, but in obeying God.
Somewhere along the line, God planted a little seed in my mind about helping others live out their full potential through counseling. "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it" (Isaiah 30:21). He'd already imprinted me with DNA that inclined in that direction. As I studied Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota, He empowered me with knowledge. The seed grew to a desire to bring faith-based principles integrated with evidence-based therapeutic techniques to others... bringing Jesus to others, sometimes with words and sometimes without.
Graduating from that program, the Lord led me to the University of St. Thomas-St. Catherine University Master of Social Work program. I learned a lot of clinical skills and came to realize my own therapeutic inclinations through practicing them at my internships. This weekend, I graduated from the program. On top of that, God so faithfully lined me up with an amazing job; I couldn't have dreamed up a better opportunity.
As I reflect on where He's led me, it's clear that my own hand in it has been quite small. It's only by His blessing and strength that I've been able to accomplish any of this at all, because it's the Lord who gives and takes away (Job 1:21). I am confident of this. Like Moses said in Exodus 33:15, I ain't goin nowhere without Your Presence, God. Thanks for bringing me this far. I'm excited to see where we go from here!