Thursday, November 08, 2007

Proud (The Parent Kind)

Our youngest daughter, Katie, 19, received her letter of acceptance today from the Nursing School of the University of Central Oklahoma. Hearing the news brought tears to our eyes. It was a moment of confirmation. Confirmation that Katie is on the path God planned for her before she was even born. Out of 400 applicants, 120 were considered and only 60 accepted. She was one of them!

Katie knew at age 11 she wanted to be a nurse. While caring for my dad who was dying of lymphoma, she would sleep on the floor of his room, “in case he needs something during the night”.

For the next few years we began looking for places Katie could grow and learn more about medicine. We took her to science classes at the Omniplex. When she was 15, she volunteered at The Surgery Center of Edmond. More opportunities continued to come without us even having to look.

Prov. 22:6 tells us to “train up a child in the way he should go.” Knowing Katie’s way was easy. She knew what she was called to do.

Her dad and I sure are proud of her!

Gal. 6:9-- So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

2 comments:

HomeSchool Mommy said...

Although I love reading/hearing everything you say, there have been a couple of things that have really hit home with me...things I had never really considered.

1. That you were less concerned with the whole array of academics than you were with specializing each child's academics to help him/her succeed in the area which God gave him/her a special gift/desire.

2. You suggest thinking about who we want our children to be in the long-term and then using that to decide how to raise them.

I'm so excited for your daughter! What an accomplishment!

wendy said...

I am so proud of Katie.. You raised her well in the Lord. He is proud of YOU! I love you guys