And then! My good friend Michelle called me on Wednesday to tell me her wedding was going to be in August and she asked me to be a bridesmaid! I am so thrilled for her; she has been dating her fiance David for a while and I figured they would probably be getting engaged in the near future, but I didn't know the wedding was going to be so quick! I really think, though, that that's the way to do it if you can. Our 1 1/2 year engagement was really not ideal in many senses, but God was sovereign and knew what our relationship needed! I think we have a strong marriage and I think having to wait for it and develop our relationship more and more was essential - but I don't think everyone should go for that option! We would definitely have been married much sooner - so I'm excited for Michelle. AND instead of living in Arizona going to school, she will be living up in Everett/Lynnwood. Hopefully we will be able to connect more frequently.
So this week has held some pretty big news for a few of my friends! I'm excited for Morgan and Michelle. I sure can't wait until the day we feel it's time to have a baby - but again, we are trying to be patient and rest in what God's timing seems to be.
Next week I start taking the NDT course which is being held at CTC. This is actually a huge and exciting thing. I have been hearing about NDT principles of treatment, and my supervisor (and best friend's mom) has said that it will change the way I treat. I am excited to have a better understanding of overall normal development and to have a stronger understanding of how to work with children who have movement disorders. This is the amazing thing to me: I have been hoping for at least 5 years that I would eventually get to take an NDT course, but they are typically 8-weeks long, and typically not in Seattle... they are all over the country, but there was no way I could afford that much time off work AND the $3700 tuition for the class. So get this: the center where I work - CTC, is hosting the course. And it's not going to be 8 straight weeks, it will be 8 weeks spread over 8 months, so the other weeks of each month, we can work. AND because CTC is hosting and there have been a few scholarships and the ability to apply my continuing ed money to the course,instead of $3700, I am taking this class for $700. $700!!!!!!!!!! It is such a blessing! No matter where we end up in the future or what I am doing, I am trusting that God is giving me this training for a reason and a purpose.
So starting next week, one or two weeks a month, I will be in class again from 8-6 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It will be a sacrifice, but it will be worth it. I'm excited!