My applications for residency are due tomorrow. The dance of being a wife, mother and medical student is behind me. Before me, the leviathan of residency looms. There are moments when I struggle to enjoy present joys while the future is unknown, moments when I am both certain and uncertain of the path to take as the roads before me diverge.
"Let obstacles only make you bigger. The grace of our Lord will not be lacking: 'inter medium montium pertransibunt aquae!' -- 'through the very midst of the mountains the waters shall pass.' You will pass through mountains! What does it matter that you have to curtail your activity for the moment, if later, like a spring which has been compressed, you'll advance much farther than you ever dreamed?" ~St. Jose Maria Escriva The Way, 12
The best place to rest is, as always, the Truth:
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them."
|Thanks to T for the visual inspiration.|
Now that is a promise.