My little brother graduated from high school a few weeks ago. He was dreading the day, you could just see it on his face and hear it in his voice. Aside from the aches that come from pitching a baseball game the night before, he had an awful headache and didn’t really want to get out of bed that day. I kept thinking to myself,”Boy, you don’t even know how great college is going to be and how much life you have ahead of you!”
I kept thinking back to when I graduated from high school and how I didn’t think I was going to survive without my girlfriends and my small hometown. Guess what? I survived. Then when I graduated from college I couldn’t fathom how I was going to survive without seeing my roomate everyday and that college campus, and then with graduate school how was I going to possibly find a job when I had been in school for 24 years and start working? Guess what? I survived.
And then….when my dad died. I really didn’t know how I was going to make it. How was I going to function? I’ll be honest, it wasn’t easy, but I did it. But I didn’t do it alone. It took family, friends, and most importantly God to get me thru that terrible time. Out of all of this I’ve realized that whether it’s a life change or a life-altering experience, there’s nothing that God hasn’t equipped me to survive thru it.
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.