This week Zac started his MBA program at ASU. We've been wanting to move on with this next step in his schooling for quite some time but haven't felt like we had enough emotional strength left over after taking care of the necessities of life to do so…until now.
Two years ago when we had our fourth child, our oldest was not yet five - that's four kids, 4 and under! It took us a solid year and half to adjust to life as parents to four youngin's. Three was doable for us, so it was surprising when four was so difficult. However, now that our baby is two and in full-fledged, daily tantrum throwing mode things have actually become more manageable and now seemed as good a time as any for us to grit our teeth and get through two more years of school.
(Love this photo taken by Amy Clark Photography)
It's been exciting to watch Zac and I grow and mature, and our ability to handle the rigors of life expand. Of course there's plenty of room for us to continue to grow, but that's what makes us excited to see where we'll be next year and the year after that. Having Zac in school in addition to everything else that's going on now is going to be difficult, there's no doubt about it. But I'm hoping that we'll be able to handle this next step in our lives gracefully and learn a few things along the way, then become better versions of ourselves in the end.