Yesterday it happened — I handed in my final paper. I am officially done with seminary. No more papers to write or books to read for my seminary education. Unless I totally missed the mark on one of my papers I can say that I am done with seminary. Graduation is on Sunday and I can’t wait. My parents are coming down from Vermont and I have some good friends in the area that are coming up to celebrate. It will be one of the greatest days of my life.
Like most blogs that I have read with seminary graduates the days leading up to graduation is a time of reflection on the last four years of my life. I have spend the last four years working on papers, reading books and providing ministry to many people. To think that I have been in contact with thousands of people between my field education site, CPE site, Internship site, and the church that I worked at my senior year. There have been a lot of great memories and I have created a lot of great relationships. It will be sad to say good-bye.
This past Sunday I worked my last day at the church I have been working at as a youth director this past year. The first six months was very fusterating because nothing that I did worked. We just did not have the kids to do anything. But then in January kids started coming out and we have had a pretty successful program. It was very sad for me to say good-bye. The kids are great and I am going to miss them for sure.
So two of the things that have taken up majority of my time is over….done and done.
I am still in pain from my fall the other day. It is my back that hurts. I can’t sit at all and I finally decided to go and see the doctor this afternoon. I am not sure what they will do — last fall when I had a constant pain in my back they just gave me pain medicine. But this is a different type of pain so I don’t know if there is something else that they can do. I am glad that all I have to do now is rest.
There is not much news on the first call front. I am waiting until the end of May for my trial sermon and interview. I am very excited about it and nervous that it goes well. Not only is this church a great church but I am very excited to finally be settled and working on ministry. As things advance I will keep everyone updated.
That’s all for now. I hope to catchup on my blogging the next few days. There have been lots of things I want to blog on and reflections that I would like to share so come back and visit again soon.