Instead of being sad about not having these things, I just realized these are just things. Expectations that I have placed on myself, not based on anything truthful or anyone. These past few weeks I have been hit with so many moments of thankfulness.
Thankful that God has provided for us through two years of seminary. He has taken care of each and every one of our needs. He has taken care of tuition and book expenses through the generous gifts of our loved ones. We could not make it through seminary without His provision. God is good, all the time. I have a great job that pays the bills and leaves me time to have a social life and be active with the youth at church. God is good, all the time. He has provided a wonderful job for Marty after seminary (more details to come soon). God is good, all the time. When I thought I would have no community in St. Louis, He has provided friendships for both Marty and me. God is good, all the time.
The Lord's faithfulness is the only thing that I can trust in as I grow older and older. God has been faithful in the past and will continue to be faithful as the years come and go. Praise the Lord for 28 great years!