Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Second finish line

I can see the finish line of my 2nd semester at Peabody.  I just have a few readings on pharmacological ethics in neuroscience and two projects to complete.  I can't believe that's all I have left for this semester.

  I've learned a lot.  I'm not sure if the growth has happened in a way I can understand it yet, but I know there has been growth... and will continue to be growth.  Crazy fast growth that will prepare me and my family for the next step... whatever that is.

Right now, my husband is struggling and praying through some implications for our after-Nashville life.  My brain isn't there yet.  I know we have an after-Nashville life, and I know that part of my grad school journey is to put myself out there for jobs that will be pretty indicative of our after-Nashville life.  But for now, I know he wants to be in ministry again, and that means he also has to pray through where God wants him... and whether or not it is where he thinks it's supposed to be.

And then there's our beautiful daughter who is on this crazy journey with us.  She and I finally got to have some mom/daughter time yesterday after weeks of not really getting any quality time with just the two of us.  It was wonderful.  I look forward to finishing this chapter so I can focus again on being Mom instead of student.

As I write this, I find myself wanting to ask you to pray for us (if you pray).  I begged some wonderful women of God to pray for me about a month ago, and I felt the impact of their prayers almost instantly...they carried me, quite literally.  So I want to ask you, whoever and wherever you are... whether I'm asking only one person who happens upon my blog, or 100 people, or 1000 people (although I know my reach isn't that far), please just say a prayer for the Lytle Family.  We've had big dreams and crazy circumstances in these past 10 years together.  We know there is a future plan for us, and I'm praying that my husbands hopes are restored (in moving back into ministry) and that my training will place me exactly where I need to be.  I'm also hoping for my daughter's heart to belong to the Lord and her faith to move her into her amazing life as she grows.

So if you would join me in those prayers... and any others you may have for us, I would be appreciative.

Thank you.