Things have been moving so quickly lately. Since a week ago, to be exact.
I felt such an immense urge to blog since after FNL last week. It had been a whirlwind of a week - having taken my first exam in nursing school on day 4, completed 2 papers and who-knows-how-many-physical-assessment-modules, and sat in Fagin 104 or 118 for 11 hours a day.
Friday had already started out great - it was the day after we got our first evaluation over with, and our Nursing 101 professors had decided to dismiss us an hour and a half earlier than scheduled, which meant that I could go to FNL (!!). At 7:30PM, I practically flew out of Fagin, past lower quad gate, across Spruce, and into Cohen Hall.
Having been back home for the month between graduation and nursing school, I had not attended Friday service for a while. I walked in, and the sweet presence of God enveloped and moved me to pour out thanksgiving. It was the first chance that I had had last week to just pause and reflect, and the Lord filled my heart with so much joy and gratitude. So here goes - I’m thankful for:
We’re all facing another crazy week, with our first clinical experience, two more exams, and additional writing assignments coming up - prayers would definitely be appreciated because I be strugg-LINNN’. I’d be lying if I said waking up for 8:00AM lecture and not getting home until 9:00PM isn’t wearing me out a little but I have never been this tired and happy at the same time. I will never forget that it is by the grace of the Lord that I am where I am and am able to do the things I do. Thank You Lord, always, for guiding me, especially when I do not realize that I am lost. Thank You Lord, that You have created me in Your image, that You fill my soul with passion and love that can only be of You.
In my 4+ years at Penn, our motto has never rung as true as it does now:
Leges sine moribus vanae. Laws without morals are in vain. (I-know-this-isn’t-exactly-biblical-but-AMEN.)
Full steam ahead to another week. The goal? To look to Him with every breath, every stroke of my pen, every word I exchange with my peers and professors.
To praise the Lord.