Monday, March 17, 2014

Unanswered Prayers


My GRE scores were abysmal, and the University of Minnesota didn't want me to come anywhere near their graduate program.
Should I retake the test?  Fork out more money even though I had a history of choking when it came to standardized tests?

UW Milwaukee had accepted me.  Not only accepted me, but also offered me a teaching assistant-ship which meant free tuition to school!  Why couldn't that have happened with U of M?  I didn't want to move as far away from home as Milwaukee was. 

I had prayed for it all to work out for the best.  Was this really best?

Unanswered prayers...
Had I not moved to Milwaukee I: 
Would not have reconnected with Jeff, fallen in love, and married him.
Would not have lived in the Madison area, let alone the Milwaukee area, where I've met some of my nearest and dearest friends.
Would never have had the perfect DNA make up to knit together Evie Jo.
Would never have heard of WAGR Syndrome, and would not have my amazing WAGR family.
My greatest tests of faith have come from unanswered prayers.

My most amazing blessings have come from unanswered prayers.

My life would not be what it is today without unanswered prayers.

Write Your Story On My Heart My Life
I know it's never really been mine
So do with it whatever You like
I don't know what Your plan is
But I know it's good, yeah...
Author of my hope
Maker of the stars
Let me be Your work of art
Won't You write Your story on my heart.

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What are YOUR unanswered prayers???


  1. Sometimes it's good how things turn out! I think that big smile in the photo says it all :)

  2. How did I miss this post? I was bewailing the fact that SS2 is not getting many posts and then I looked back and saw I hadn't commented here. What a great pic, and the little details of your life are here to inspire once again.

    1. I haven't been blogging much, either, so I haven't had a chance to pop over to SS2, but I agree! There isn't much traffic there, YET!!! I'm in the midst of spring break madness and packing for our move, so have really been blogging at my minimum! I MISS IT!!!!



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