It is both the choices and changes in my life that have led me to where I am now. If things had gone smoothly as planned ten years ago, I would be heading to a mental health facility or office in the morning to counsel and help support individuals dealing with mental illness, perhaps in crisis. Instead tomorrow I’m headed out with my husband to take my mother to the best hospital in the city where we currently live. Tomorrow afternoon we will find out the results of the biopsy she had done around a week ago when a blood vessel was cut to see into what was going on with this new blindness in the left eye. Tonight my mom and I are anxious, but feeling a little better knowing that God is in control and He has great plans for ALL of us! See Jeremiah 29:11. So, I know it’s going to be okay.
Now that family has become an even bigger priority and responsibility in my life, I know that now is not the time for me to make a career or education move. I’m right where God needs me to be. I’m living out my calling-and this calling may change and twist and turn throughout my life as things change and to everything a season, but I am trusting in God.
Whether I have 99 cents in my bank, 99 dollars in my wallet, or a 99% on the MCAT for getting into medical school, it’s all the same. I am who I am. I am where I need to be. I’m going to take my kind of 99 and make the most of it 🙂