a tough decision

I began classes on Monday. Today I dropped both of them. It is not because they were to hard or I don’t have the time to devote myself to the work. But, our financial state is not well and hopefully over the next 12 months our desire to eliminate some massive debt will put us in a position where I can start school again.

You would think that chosing to care for your family is an easy choice. It is. My struggle today was I sat out last semester for the arrival of our new daughter. So I was hoping to continue now with my educational training. I learned something today…

Life isn’t all about me.

I know that is profound. I know this learned truth didn’t originate with me, but for the last couple of years I have been focused on my classes, on my stuff. So, I am learning how to put the needs of others before my own. I am looking forward to the quaility time I will get to spend my little one’s and my wife over this next year. I am confident there are just as many lessons to be learned in the university of parenting and family as their is in my M. Div. program.

About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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