One of the things I struggled with at the beginning of med-school was the mind-set of -I'm waiting for my life to begin after med-school. - We'll have more resources and more time then to really enjoy life together. I even remember a moment of wishing this time away, I wanted this season of my life to fly by, to be over with as quckly as possibly.
Then I realized, I don't want to wake up after my husband's graduation and realize the first four years of our married life together is gone and I wasted it wishing it away. My boss at work keeps telling me not to wish this time away because it will be over before I know it. And truly, I can't believe how fast the first year has gone by.
This is the real deal folks. You don't get a do-over. You can't press rewind. Life starts now! We need to embrace this season of our lives! This is as an opportunity from the Lord to serve and learn more about him, a time the Lord is forming our character.
It's still a challenge for me to fully embrace this season of life. I just have to keep reminding myself I will never get this time back again. And there are plenty of things we can do to enjoy this time in our lives, we just have to be a little creative.