Friday, April 30, 2010
Something that you believe is right but seems so impossible?
Kayla's journey has been rocky, she "is different but not less". This last year Kayla has matured amazingly. She is finishing her first year of college at the local junior college. This year has shown that she CAN do it. She has done well. She likes going to college. Her peers think she is smart. Hearing that has done so much for her!
Kayla never fit in. Her development was always at a different pace. She is however a very bright and talented young lady.
This is the school that I have dreamed of for her. It is an amazing place. The campus is gorgeous. Classical music is piped outside. There are flower gardens and gazebos with rocking chairs in them. It is the epitamy of southern grace and charm. A Christian college where the values we believe in will be taught to her. This school has a distinguished record in many areas of study, art, drama, dance, education, pre med, for some starters. The class sizes are very small 15 to 20 students in each. The teachers are excited and dedicated, they enjoy their jobs! Kayla's year this year has been very unenthusiastic, but she did well anyway. Her passion is to draw. She loves to draw costumes and her imagination is terrific. She also loves school age children and is considering teaching. What is so great, is this environment can help her to achieve not only her potential, but her dreams.
A college like this costs a lot of money. Remember , this is the impossible dream, on our meager income.
life becomes full of delightful surprises.
God delights in His children.
His love is so bountiful,
We went to a meeting at the school because Kayla has been accepted. We were looking into her financial aid. As we sat in the meeting the woman helping her kept telling us of all the different funds that were available to Kayla. The list just kept growing. The college has awarded Kayla a tremendous package of grants and scholarships. With just a small subsidized loan she can GO! Did you hear me?
Kayla can go!
While we were sitting there we had been told that work study was a year's waiting list.
Just that morning a senior had given up her position of tutoring kids in an under privileged area. That is a perfect match to Kayla's heart. She was offered the job--ka ching!" Oh, and it looks like someone else has decided not to accept their offer because $500 in this other fund just came into my computer, and I can give that to Kayla" - ka ching! The basketball coach desperately needs a helper--ka ching!
We got a pile of gifts, just by sitting in the office that day. We just sat there (my mouth may have fallen open) watching as God pulled money from thin air. When it was all said and done the bottom line out of pocket expense to Kayla, is very very do-able. Kayla is going to Bellhaven University. The girl is on cloud nine. Her feet are not touching this earth. We are praising God.
I looked at Kayla and said,
"You ain't seen nothing yet kid,
Just wait till you GRADUATE!"
I can just see us up there bawling our eyes out.
Aren't you happy?
Yes! Can't you see how happy we are?
We always bawl our eyes out when we are happy!
If you have an impossible dream, don't give up.
That is when--
His love has no limits
His grace has no measure...