|Jake's white coat ceremony in May - (when he technically started 3rd year).|
|Trip to the temple!|
|Mommy would never do something this cool!|
|Floating the Comal River - the kids were a little crazy at first!|
|Then they settled down. Maylee fell asleep for the last half of the ride.|
|Marshall had a blast. There were three 'chutes' in the river at the beginning, and he kept asking to go down more 'slides' when we were done with them. We will definitely be doing this again!|
|Malaquite Becah on Padre Island National Seashore. So quiet and peaceful. Definitely worth the extra $10 to come here and avoid the partying and drinking.|
|So much sand. So much fun!|
|This little girl loved the water. When she see's water, she says 'bubbles'! She kept running into the water. We had to chase her over and over.|
|I don't know if Marshall liked building sand castles, or destroying them more, but he had a blast!|
A few days ago. Jake had to turn in his worksheet for externships. During his forth year he will have three externships - one per semester. One of them will be in-house at the school clinics, but the other two have the potential to be anywhere. On his worksheet, he was able to pick his top 10, and he picked all 9 that were in San Antoino, and so he had to pick one just outside San Antonio. They assign externships in order of class rank. We knew that Jake was not up there in the ranking, so we were already a bit stressed and hoped that he would be able to get some of his choices so he could stay inside the city for at least two semesters. The student affairs counselor sent Jake an email that evening that told Jake what his class rank was. It was lower than what we were guessing, and I admit I began to panic. I began wondering what the chances were he would get any externships inside San Antonio. It's hard to move our whole family temporarily from place to place, and so we know that there is a real possibility that if he were to get an externship outside of San Antonio that we would be separated for a time.
I was letting the fear and worry bite at me all night. I could not get over the real stress that we may be separated for two semesters, and not just one. I prepared myself for one, but not for two. I prayed to my Heavenly Father, asking him to give me peace, and He did. The power of prayer is amazing. It was comforting to know that my worries and concerns were important to Him. I also know that he will be able to help us in the transition to externships, whatever ends up happening. I keep getting this overwhelming feeling that everything will work out. While I wish I knew, 'right now' what our situation is going to be like next year, the Lord is helping me to ease that concern, and I know he will continue to do so.
Here's to more fun, more stress, more faith, more growth, and BOARDS. 😳