I always had a "plan" or timeline as to how things were supposed to go in my life. At this age I wanted this, at that age I wanted this.
I have now been out of High School nearly 6 years and have yet to graduate from college. I often find myself a little disappointed that I don't have my degree and my "career" yet. That sounds horrible I am sure, considering instead I have 2 adorable little girls and have put our lives (and school) on hold during the last 2 deployments.
I have been a college student for pretty much 5 years, gone to 5 different schools, have student loans adding up and still have a year to go. Because I am me, and a little high strung (I know, suprising:), this can be frustrating. But instead, today, as I attended class during my Christmas break, on scholarship, I am thankful that I am able to even attend school. I feel blessed to have a husband who has for the most part been able to support our family enough for me to go to school nearly as long as we have been married. I am thankful that I can still go to school while raising our girls. I am thankful that soon enough I will graduate and will be the teacher I have wanted to be. I am thankful for school and look forward to one day receiving that bachelor's degree I have worked so hard for.
For school and so much more, I am thankful.