this semester i am privileged to have a graduate assistantship at huntington university to aid in our tuition costs!
i work in the learning center with undergraduate students on academic probation
this experience is teaching me a lot that is and will be helpful to me in my counseling career

i have also began my practicum on our campus clinic this semester
this means that i am actually doing real counseling!
God has been so faithful to surround me with encourging classmates, an intentional and gracious director, and an extremely loving and supportive husband for this process

between classes, counseling, my assistantship, homework, being pregnant, and normal life…i am thoroughly exhausted by my schedule!
on Mondays i leave around 7:00 am to head to campus, not to return until 9:30/10:00 pm
on Tuesdays i am at home to do homework and housework and also run a group for young women at wells county’s alternative school
Wednesdays brings a day of leaving the house by 8:00 am and returning around 5:30 – on these evenings i alternate between going to a discipleship class at church (that’s right – i volunteered to be a student in another atmosphere!) or attending our midweek service with Joel
Thursdays i leave by about 7:30 am – getting home around 9:15 pm to fall into bed exhausted once again!
Fridays i am at home again either scramling to complete my tasks, taking a coveted nap, going to a prenatal appointment, or spending time with my mom.

now, you, reader, may not care about my weekly schedule…but the point of this post is that while i did not realize how exhausted i would be this winter/spring, there is a light at the end of the tunnel
this is a one-time, small sacrifice i can make in the grand scheme of things: to help my family financially for a few short months before i take a break to give birth to and begin becoming consumed with our first child
speaking of, our bundle of joy has begun to perk me up periodically this week by letting me know he/she is there and moving around!
these first movements and head butts (thats what it feels like…) are amazing!
what a wondeful reminder God has given me to know His plan is perfect and my family is being cared for


3 responses to “sacrifices

  1. Your post made me smile, what a great sacrifice you are making for your family and child. You're doing great, momma! And yay for baby head butts! 🙂

  2. that is so neat about your 'baby reminders!' and something that Art and I say to one another is, "It won't always be like this." So Rachel…"It won't always be like this!" But enjoy it while it is 😀

  3. wow, I'm exhuasted reading your schedule! 🙂

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