I'm really not sure how this happened. But it finally did!
Diego finished up his soccer season last weekend... that should have given me a clue that we were nearing the end. Diego did so well this season, he has become more focused and a bit more aggressive when it comes to getting in a group of boys to take the ball away. He's quite a bit smaller than the good majority of them (partly because he's one of the youngest in the his division and partly because he's just small) and I think that has made him a bit hesitant. Either way, he's made his way and finished the season strong. We're proud of him!
But he's not the guy, I wanted to talk about nearing the end of a season. And neither is this little guy... although, I'm afraid he's about to figure out how to climb out of his crib and that's the end of a season I fear!
No, the guy I want to talk about is this one right here. He almost didn't marry me when he did because he wanted to finish school. But I wasn't the patient type to wait for three years of school first. So, the year after we got married, he started back to school part-time. Then the following year we moved to back to Kansas. He took two more classes after we moved here (one a semester because that's all we could afford) before Diego was born.
Two years later, after Eliana arrived, we finally decided that if he were ever going to finish he was going to need to head back... no matter how old (or young) the kids were. So, another baby and a half later (that's 4 years of part-time), he is finally done! We weren't sure until yesterday if he'd walk next Friday because we hadn't gotten the results back from his latest CLEP test, but God has been so faithful to us--providing for us and allowing Jesse the ability to test out of a total of 12 hours for his major! We are grateful for His mercies toward us and I am so proud of Jesse for working so hard to complete his degree while balancing work, a ministry internship and family!
We are definitely excited for the next phase of our life together (which probably includes a new school) but, right now, we are just going to enjoy the summer off together and praise God for all that He has allowed us to accomplish! And thank you to all those who have supported and prayed for us through the years... especially the past few weeks! We are so blessed to have friends and family who encourage us and lift us up to the Father!