It's been three weeks since my last post . . . I guess I failed with my "once a week post" resolution. But that's ok. I can get back up and start again. Plus, I'm pretty sure that taking time off to study for the Multi-State Bar Exam is a valid reason for forgetting things like weekly blog posts.
Speaking of the exam, I have absolutely no idea how it went. Nor do I particularly care. Obviously, it would be nice if I passed. But my ability to practice law is not a deciding factor in my future. Even if my husband and I decide to start our own firm, we only need one licensed attorney (and he's already got that.) I can help with the work without being licensed, as long as he is the one with final say. Besides, we've got our whole life ahead of us . . . and God only knows where He's leading us.
The past two weeks I've been home studying/out of town taking the exam. And they've been heavenly . . . even with all the studying. It was a nice confirmation that my ultimate vocation is truly as a wife and mother (hopefully). Whether that's near or far in the future, I know that's where God's leading me. And that makes getting through today and the present much easier. Because there must be something He's trying to teach me or show me where I'm at right now - if I would but open my eyes and see.
Lent begins today (Ash Wednesday), which means it's time for Catholics to renew their New Year's Resolutions. ;) In all seriousness, I really love that the Church gives us this period of time to sacrifice and work on ourselves and our relationship with God, keeping our earthly life and our heavenly goal in perspective. And one of my Lenten works is trying to focus on the good in each situation rather than complaining about all the little, annoying rubs. With God's help, I'll be able to find joy in my daily sacrifices and draw closer to Him.
May you all have a blessed Lent!