Sunday, April 03, 2016
Let Me Dream, Let Me Dream for You . . . .
Dream For You
So come on, let Me dream, let Me dream for you
I am strong when you're weak and I'll carry you
So let go of your plan
Be caught by My hand
I'll show you what I can do
When I dream for you
I'm stronger than you think I am
I'll take you farther than you think you can
You sing and call me great I Am, so take your stand
My child if you only knew
All the plans that I have for you
Just trust me I will follow through
You can follow Me
Mark Hall | Matthew West
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We continue in this year of transition, with Anna spending a good bit of time studying and finishing up her senior year of high school. For this second half of the school year, she has a slightly heavier course load (still taking one college class) and less study halls than the first half of the year (frankly, I loved the way it worked out, since that first half of the school year was right after jaw surgery, and she's pretty much recuperated from that trauma at this point). So that heavier class load sometimes means a whole lot of time at home in the evenings writing papers and reading, etc. She does squeeze in some time to read, and she takes part in a book club. She's looking for a job for the summer.
We still make trips to Hershey and Lancaster for appointments, but this month, we only have one trip to Hershey for an eye appointment, and another trip to Hershey for Remicade. The first week of May will be a busy one, though, with both a trip to Hershey and a trip to Lancaster on consecutive days. Anna's eyes have been clear these past many weeks (Thank the Lord!) Joints have been quiet (well, she hasn't mentioned any pain or stiffness lately, but she only really says anything if the pain or stiffness is severe, and that hasn't happened in a very long time).
Several weeks ago, Anna attended a preview day for accepted students at her college. Her field of interest is very competitive right now, with many young people interested in pursuing the career and not many job openings. As a mom, sometimes I think about the challenges my children face in life and how that will work out as they pursue their interests and careers. When I've thought about it and worry has crept in, the song quoted above starts playing through my head. One of those God-things. The Lord asks me to trust Him with the lives of my children. As they continue to follow Him, He has promised to direct their steps---He will take them farther than I think they can go!