In January, when I shared my decision to leave law school and focus on my marriage and finding what I would rather do with the rest of my life as a mommy and wife, I was overwhelmed by an outpouring of understanding, love, and support. The last four months have been spent purposefully, praying and preparing for June's bundle of joy and our new adventure as parents. These months have been more relaxed, joyful, and healthy than the majority of the last year and half.
This does not mean that life has not been without stress or frustration; there will always be difficult moments for us to work past. But my passion, my motivation, and overall mental and spiritual health has improved as these weeks have flown by. I think the message here is this: we can assume we know best, we can force ourselves to be what we think we are supposed to be, but at the end of the day, what will make us happiest and bring us closest to God is when we allow ourselves to listen and seek out the life God has planned for us. And sometimes that requires us to do scary, unconventional things like drop out of law school. But don't worry too much, because God has your back.
I believe there are signs of sorts that God shows us to help affirm that we are indeed on the right path. Just little bread crumbs here and there that reassure us we are walking with God rather than stomping down our own, self-made paths. Finding joy in the Mass, appreciating the little things, handling stressors with grace and humility all say to me that I am finding my way. I couldn't react with grace unless God was with me through it all!