The day before my fall break ended, my grandma was in surgery to possibly remove her cancer, my car broke down on the side of the road, and I learned that my braces (which I have had on for 7+ years) would be coming off in two appointments.
Needless to say, it was a crazy day. Yet, for some reason, I could only see the good in everything that happened. Because my car broke down right near to where my mom works, she was with me in less than thirty minutes. Because my grandma was in surgery, my mom had already planned to not work as much that day and was able to pick me up without too much hassle. Because my grandma’s surgery went well (the cancer is gone!) and because my car broke down, I got to see my grandma’s face light up when we told her the news that the battle she had been fighting was over. She had won. She beat pancreatic cancer.
And that, that was worth it. It was worth my car breaking down on the side of the highway, fuming smoke from the front and from my air conditioning. It was worth the last train of the day leaving 8 minutes before we got to the station. It was worth missing my first class even though I woke up at 5:20am to catch the train. It was worth all of the ‘inconveniences’ throughout the day. The things that, at the time, I worried and stressed over, didn’t matter–don’t matter.
Because, in the grand scheme of things, my grandma’s exhausted face, with tubes coming out of every possible spot, becoming ten years younger as she smiled and her eyes went wide was completely and utterly worth it. And I am so happy, so truly thankful, that God knows what is worth it and that God is in control. Not me. Because, if I had been in charge that day, I would be in my first class, copying notes about interviews, surrounded by things that told me to value education and my plan over everything, and be completely unaware of how peaceful it is to let go and let God.
So, sometimes it is just nice to remember that the inconveniences we face throughout the day are part of a bigger plan and we don’t have to know it all.
This post is part of the “I am a Christian” posts, which you can find here and the “I am a college student” posts, which you can find here. All posts can be found here.
I am sorry that I have been MIA as of recent. This weekend, I am going to sit down and figure out when is the best time to publish each week, as my school schedule this year is different. Follow me for details.