My greatest failure

Fasten your seat belts because this is a good story! So back when I was in College right after I was accepted into the Nursing program I interviewed for the Resident Assistant position (RA). To my sheer delight I got the position and my people loving self rejoiced! I loved being the go-to girl for 53 ladies in the dorm, but the microbiology and pathophysiology courses I was taking at the same time didn’t quite garner the same affection. So I failed both courses. My Dad who was paying for  my College tuition to my surprise and utter horror stopped paying and I came home and couldn’t return to school the following year. I was devastated, embarrassed, and shocked to say the least. However,  I knew God was calling me into nursing without a shadow of a doubt but couldn’t see for the life of me how it would be accomplished. It was an epic failure on my part and I completely let down my Dad.
That summer I worked my tail off and then my dear sister took me in her place in Northern Virginia where I applied to the Nursing program at the local community college. I worked my tail off as a waitress and went to Nursing school at the same time finally learning the value of a dollar! Next, miracle of miracles I applied for a scholarship through Sibley hospital in Washington D.C and was given 10,000 with a one year working commitment to the hospital, seriously? Yes I promise you that happened, totally a result of prayer. In that same year, I met my husband and got married a year later.
My greatest failure was turned into one of God’s greatest victories. When God plants a dream in your heart, he will bring it to completion, but you must stay the course and not lose hope or faith!
Your greatest failure and weakness leaves room for his power and strength!
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Hey, I'mMaria

A Christian, married to an insanely gifted and talented Marine husband, mother to Gideon (15), Boaz (10) and our rainbow baby, Shiloh. I’m actually an R.N turned accidental photographer, currently living in Fredericksuburg, Va after completing our final tour in Okinawa Japan. You'll find travel, Jesus, and lifestyle posts here on the Journal.


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