Paul only has two and a half weeks left until he graduates. You would think he would be excited and anxious, but these next two weeks are going to be so jam packed with finals, essays, projects, etc. that he is more stressed than anything else. Not to mention that most of his work is on a little stick thing (are they called hard drives? Who knows?) that we cannot find anywhere! It's always in the same place...but not this time. After work today I plan on picking the living room apart hoping it's somewhere in there. The Lord will help me (or Paul) find it. I have faith!
I am so proud of Paul and him staying in college. It seems nearly impossible to go to college while raising a family. I'm not going to lie, it was HARD for both of us many times. Finances get tight, you miss each other, the kids sometimes don't know who you are, etc. There were many times he would tell me he was just going to drop out because we couldn't afford to pay the bills on a part-time job. I never gave him that option. God was going to bless us for our hard work, and He has! I am so amazed and thankful for everything the Lord has done for Paul and I. I just shake my head when I look around at all of the Lord's blessings; we own a house, Paul has his dream Volkswagon bug, we have a NEW car -- what I wanted. =) We also have beautiful children who are happy and healthy. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for -- and we are very, very thankful.
Now it's time to plan a big party! Woo hoo! Also, if anyone is interested you can watch Paul's graduation online! Just let me know if you want to and I'll send you the web address.