Today marks the first day of classes for Don's last year of seminary!!! We are truly blessed with an easier schedule for both of us. Don has only four classes to complete to be eligible for graduation. He was going to be an over-achiever and squeeze in another hard class this semester because he loves the professor, but he decided against it (to my great delight). Next semester he has one main class that all seniors need to take before the end of their seminary career and we are also planning on going to the Biblical Counseling Training Conference again this year held in Lafayette, IN. Don receives an elective credit for taking this course, and it's great because I get to attend with him and it is a really great learning time for us!
I also have a slower schedule. As many of you know, I am no longer teaching 2nd grade. It is really neat how the Lord continues to prove over and over that we are in the center of His will. I ended on a great note, I had a great class and we had a lot of fun. I am now working from home. I had a friend who got me into what she was doing. I make my own hours and the pay is not bad (especially because I can do it in my PJ's!!). I am trying to still work part time (20 hours). I am also staying busy with the volleyball girls. The volleyball season has just begun this week and this is my last year coaching them. I am already sad, and it is just the first week. I love being with these girls. They are a lot of fun and are so sweet!
Godiva is still up to the same old routine. She begins her day with a stretch outside, going potty, a little breakfast to give her the strength to make it to the office floor, where she then proceeds to lay down and nap. This basic pattern occurs all day. Thankfully she has enough energy to now follow me around as I do the laundry or other various tasks of keeping up the home! I think she is grateful that I am home too, so she is not stuck in her 2'x3'x3' cage for eight to ten hours a day.
Thanks especially to family and friends who have been praying for us as we have gone through this seminary experience. God has been very gracious and He has proven Himself over and over to us. I can't speak for Don, but I know that He would never take back these years he has put into his further education. I am so very proud of my husband as he has followed God's direction and has excelled in what he has put his hand to.
Post Dedicated to: Shannon Conley - who gave me the inspiration and idea for this post! Congrats again on your little "Jason Bourne Conley"!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Posted by Don & Katrina Hines at 10:24 AM