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My Husband - A Grad!

Monday, March 05, 2018

After much prayer, my husband decided to head back to college and finish the degree that he started long ago... - online. It took him only 14 months to complete his bachelor's degree and that was on a fast track - let me tell ya! LOTS of long nights, and complex assignments.
He is on the president's list and holds a 3.98 GPA. And he just GRADUATED on Friday!!

emoticon We are so FREAKIN' proud of him!! ....all SIX of us. emoticon

After owning his own business for 20 years, my husband knew he couldn't continue to physically labor as hard as he has for another twenty years. Looking back, I am so thankful for the past 20 years as our sons have worked along side of him and learned so much. Even our daughters had the chance to work with him a few times. emoticon We have loved his entrepreneurial spirit - he has such vision, and has taught our children over the years to hold onto their dreams too. - and they are fast learners.

He hopes to land a job as a high school teacher of advanced math. Here in Texas, there are so many opportunities for this particular job. We are all excited about this new direction, and we fully support him with prayer. But there are so many different job openings with the degree that he now has - so we will watch God's hand and see what He has in store! We are hosting a fun party at the end of the month to surround him with supportive family & friends.

For now, it is so GREAT to be on our spring break! which means -

** sleeping in
** reading for hours
** more time for fitness
** GAMES galore - my family LOVES games! ...chess, CLUE, too many card games to list,
Phase 10, Scrabble, and active games too etc.,
** gardening

All of our children and my cello students just finished performing at our local music competition - all made "superior" ratings which enables them to move on to our state competition in May. emoticon We have already planned to make the weekend in May a short family vacation. More fun! emoticon

This new family adventure of ours is exciting - so much trust & hope is involved. Letting go and letting God can be hard - yet SO rewarding. We are in the emoticon hands. I look forward to where God leads us. His Word says: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I choose to take Him at His Word.

emoticon Hope you are well, my Spark friends! Winter is coming to an end, and I don't know about you, but I am so READY to garden. I love new life! Spring is a splendid season.

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    Congrats to your husband, the kids, you and everyone. God is truly awesome and I totally believe He only wants the very best for each and everyone of us. He's such a loving, caring and forgiving Father. Thank You Jesus, I trust in You!
    705 days ago
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    Oh my, what a wonderful, hopeful, exciting and God lifting blog! I love it. I wanted to keep on reading. I pray God's abundant blessings on you, your husband and your children. Keep fueling your faith with His word... everday.
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    748 days ago
    Look at you and the success in your life!! Time to enjoy life with the graduate! Students going on to state!! How sweet is life? Someone wants to prosper you!! emoticon
    751 days ago
    Congrats to your Husband!!! Thata’s quite an accomplishment! It sounds like you have and are raising a great family. So happy for you all. And I’m really looking forward to spring and gardening again too. And having my little humming birds back emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    759 days ago
    Congratulations to your hubby!!! emoticon May the Lord guide him in his new endeavor !!!!
    759 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2018 4:33:16 AM
    Congratulations to your dh!! That is a wonderful accomplishment. What a beautiful blog this is. That is my favorite scripture. I have it framed on my wall. A present my mother gave to me during a very difficult time in my life. You are truly in the best hands. Enjoy your spring break and may the gardening begin soon!
    760 days ago
    Congratulations to your husband. That is quite an accomplishment. emoticon
    760 days ago
    New adventures are exciting!!! Enjoy those babies!!! (Even if they’re older!)
    761 days ago
    Fantastic job to all of you
    761 days ago
    Your blog made me smile...........reading about God's hand in your family’s lives.......many blessings to you! Yes letting go and letting God........I agree that sometimes that is tough, but if we replace worry with faith it allows God to work in our lives. My friend once said “ more tears are shed over answered prayers”. So I agree with you.......allow God to lead us! God is amazing! Have a great Spring break my friend! Gloria
    761 days ago
    Congratulations to your husband and to you for being a supportive wife !
    761 days ago
    Congrats to your dh. He was blessed to have your support as well as that of your children. Hope the doors open so that he can realize his dreams.
    761 days ago
    Congratulations to all the young musicians. But especially to your husband. I went to Uni when I was 42 and it wasn't easy! But think of the example he set for your kids and many others in your surroundings!
    761 days ago
    Congratulations to your husband, the grad! So, so proud of him.

    And, kudos to all of you for extending your support as he worked to complete the degree begun long ago.

    And, congratulations to you and your students.

    Much to celebrate here. Well done, folks! Well done!!!
    761 days ago
    that is fantastic! What a challenge and he did it! Big congrats to him and the supportive family behind him!!


    Fantastic news on the the music competition! So much hard work is really paying off!

    762 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Congrats to your hubby what a great job he accomplished! I wish you and your family all the decisions you have to now make.

    I am with you looking forward to Spring. I never wanted to be done with Winter as I have this year.

    Also congratulations to you and your students on moving onto the state competition! What a wonderful time in your life. emoticon
    762 days ago
    Congrats to your hubby and to all of y'all! What an accomplishment! God is soooooo good!

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    762 days ago
    Wow! Congratulations to the whole family. Returning to school takes everyone's help.
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    Congratulations to your hubby AND you, for it takes the entire family to be on board, make sacrifices and stay committed! ..... this is Awesome and certainly lots of be rejoicing over!! .... Savor the Victory!! emoticon
    762 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Congrats to your husband and best wishes for his future journey. May he find just the right fit for him. Putting our life in God's hands is not always easy, but we have no choice. He will lead us and will never let us down. Prayers for continued success to all of you!
    762 days ago
    Congratulations to your husband! That's fantastic. And God does indeed have plans for him.

    Congratulations to YOU and YOUR stuents on your achievements. That's awesome.

    762 days ago
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