The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived! Brandon starts medical school orientation today. What a journey it has been! God has been so faithful through it all and continues to be faithful. It blows my mind how He continues to provide for us in so many ways - new friends, new neighbors, new community, new church plant with Mars Hill, etc.
I still remember the day when Brandon submitted his first medical school application back in May 2010. One year and three months later, he is finally starting at OHSU! God is faithful. I couldn't resist taking a picture as I felt like this day was one of those "first days" that needed to be documented with a photograph. Matt (Brandon's classmate and friend from SPU) will be starting at OHSU this year as well. What a blessing - to have a good friend to start this new season off with!
God has gifted Brandon with so many talents and a huge heart that wants to serve God and people in need. I am so excited to see the work that God is doing in Brandon's heart and will continue to do over the next 4 years while in medical school. I know this time will be challenging and it will take a lot of effort but I know that God is in control and will get us through as long as we continue to keep our focus upward and not on the circumstances surrounding us.
I continue to look for a nursing job. I know God has the perfect job out there for me...it's just a matter of His right timing. I am hoping to get a job up on the hill (OHSU) as it would be a really short commute. It is also a teaching hospital which is a huge plus. God continues to teach me perseverance and patience during this time of waiting. In the meantime, I am enjoying this new city and exploring the different parks in the area. I love having time to read books and cook and work on different projects around the apartment. I am learning to be content with where I am at right now and just be open to see what God has for me in this new season.
Lamentations 3:22-23 --- "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!"