I'm currently in a waiting stage in a few aspects of life.
The first notable occurrence as of late is my finger injury. For anyone who doesn't know, I fractured and severely dislocated my left ring finger and also pulled the tendon. I was playing flag football in Montevallo with BCM when it happened, so luckily Momma got to accompany me during my 6 hour ER adventure.
Come to find out, tendon injuries are a bad thing and take a long time to heal. I'm on my 2nd week in a removable half finger cast thing and I'm doing finger exercises 2 or 3 times a day. I was told by the doctor that my finger would be healing for a really long time and it would probably never function the same way again.
The sad fact is, I am probably going to be stuck without a fully functioning left hand for a long time. As I have found out these past few weeks, even though I am right-handed, having one hand is awfully inconvenient and annoying. This whole situation has been incredibly discouraging and has tested my patience to its limits.
I was telling a few friends about a week before this happened that I needed to learn to slow down and listen to God, not let my stressful, busy life be my focus 24/7, and most of all, learn patience. My injury has helped me do these things. I'm finding the sliver lining, it's just taking (ironically) a lot of patience.
Class and work have been about the same as always. I did go to a symposium for my major last Friday. I listened to lectures all day from professionals in my field. I went in prepared to be bored to tears and instead came out with pages of notes and a lot of new knowledge. I listened more that day than I have in weeks of class. I am very excited about things to come with my major. I still have no idea if I want to do speech path or audiology, but I have a while to decide.
I'm getting on the downhill path for both my major (which I'll finish Spring 2013) and undergrad (I'll finish Spring 2014). It's strange to be thinking about graduate school, but it's all getting very real to me now. For now, I'm just waiting until I'm close enough to apply.
It is March in approximately 10 minutes. I'll be finding out what I'll be doing this summer in a matter of weeks. I'm not yet sure if I'll be working or volunteering, but either way, I'll be in the mission field all summer. I am so excited to serve. I have been ready for missions ever since Passion and now it's getting real. I could very well be on the other side of the country this time 4 months from now. Once again, I'm in the waiting stage. It's scary not knowing where I'll be, but I need some mystery in my constantly planned-out life.
That's all that's new with me. I am looking forward to spring break simply because of the "break" aspect of it. Life is exhausting these days. Only a few more days to wait on that event.
Here I wait...
(This verse may not be completely relevant to this blog, but it's good to hear nonetheless.)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.