Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Things Change...

I was looking through some pictures on my facebook and found this picutre...

Jan 2010
I was in Anatomy and Physiology II at a local junior college, finishing my prereqs for medical school.  In the picture we were dissecting a sheep's heart.  Just two years and some odd months later, I am in medical school.  WOW...
It's amazing in life how you graduate from level to level, and you can see the progress, you can see the difference...Athough those were some very challenging times for me, I was in the process of some very heated legal battles for my children, just lost my husband to prostate cancer, I was determined to not let  anything stop me.  And guess what, I DIDN'T.  I realize that this present affliction was not forever.  (2 Cor 4:17, For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory... )  I did not let the pains, hurts, and losses of this life stop me from pushing forward to a brighter future.  I did not let the seemingly insurmountable tasks before for me, stop me.  I did not let the unknown for tomorrow deter me from reaching towards my goal.  All I can say  is, "Thank YOU Father, for you knew my ending before my beginning."
Sometime you may be faced with challenges that seem impossible or seem that they will never end,   BUT, if within those times you continue to make steps towards what you want in life or out of life you will get there.  Life is truly a journey...How amazing it is, is up to you...
Things change...Keep pushing even when you feel you only have two steps in you and you know there are at least 100 more to go. keep pushing because you have what it takes.  Keep pushing because those around you need your smiling face, your gleeming eyes to encourage them to do just the same.  Keep pushing because within you there is greatness.  Keep pushing...because THINGS CHANGE....
Now, go live your dream....
John 14:27    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


  1. Congrats and Best of luck on your journey!

    I love how you have let your negatives become your positive (if it's okay to put it that way). It's inspirational to see you have climb each and every mountain in front of you with all your might.

    Good luck!

  2. Hello again Joyce,

    Thank you for yet another inspirational and divine post.

    To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a child of God (and, your photo in that picture is my proof! Shout out to Mom too!)

    As for me, I am now transitioning through some of the most challenging months of my life but, I won't let this "light affliction" stop me (I thank God and I thank you for that). no matter how many steps remain ahead of me, I will keep moving forward!

    I will learn through the challenges of my lifetime and I will remember that, in life, things change (especially at the molecular level, whew!).

    Most of all, though, I will keep pushing myself and pulling for you ("go get 'em champ").

    ...I am proud of you, I am rooting for you, and I am praying for you.

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey! Your faith and determination is what I admire the most. You have encouraged me so much in my pursuit of attending medical school!