Today's the day! Luke and I are driving to St. Paul this morning to join Mark for his graduation festivities. I am a bustling with to-do lists, to-pack lists, and "don't forget" lists. I woke up at the crack of dawn to iron what seemed an endless graduation robe, along with assorted dress shirts. We've learned a lot through this whole experience. I'm not only talking about the factors involved in Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, but really learned. The entirety of our marriage and family life has been within the compass of law school.
It's all been a little crazy. Sometimes the situation felt impossible, sometimes we felt like things couldn't get any harder, sometimes we felt that we were all alone. But, we've overcome, and now it's over. We've learned. One of our biggest lessons has been the sacrifice of family. We've learned the benefits of having a family who wants the best for you and pushes you to succeed in spite of unexpected obstacles. They've come to the rescue when we most needed it, and just when things get too overwhelming, someone always shows up to lend a helping hand. I can say confidently that we couldn't have done it without them.
There are many more transitions ahead of us, and while it's a mix of fright and excitement, we are confident that we can get through it. Pair a trust that God with a family that will do anything for you, and we'll be able to tough it out a little longer.