Last week, my Facebook status read something along the lines of this: Grad school: check!
As the "congratulations" and the "way to go's" poured in, all I could think was, my freakin' goodness, I actually finished!
Single mom status and all. Foster care survivor and all. Young mom status and all. Domestic violence survivor and all. I actually did it!
Which got me thinking about how powerful the ability to push forward in spite of your situations can be. Life changing, to say the least.
I have pushed and pressed and worked so hard for this very moment.
Sometimes when people asked me how did I do it all, I didn't even know what to say. I guess sometimes I made it look effortless. But it wasn't. Feigning grace is no easy task.
So many times the stress was just waving over my head, but I somehow managed to shake it off long enough to respond to Aiden's needs and requests with patience and "in my nice voice." All the while, I'd be thinking to myself, how the heck am I going to make this work?