|Rebecca this summer|
Most schools hold out 10% of their spots for this second round. So it's a tighter squeeze to get into your second choice.
It's a very strenuous process for everyone involved. We spent a couple of days this month visiting high schools and listening to all the details about why their school is best. It really reminds me of what I went through at the college level! While Rebecca has had a bit more success in primary school than Blake had it's still questionable if she'll have enough points for some of the schools she's looking at.
Those were the thoughts I was turning over and over in my head as I was headed home the other day. Suddenly I stopped and told the Lord, "I am sorry." You would think I would have learned! Look what He's done for Blake! The many doors the Lord opened to put him not only in the right school but in the right class! The guy is growing by leaps and bounds! He's always been a great kid but he's showing initiative and responsibility to higher levels than we've ever seen. He's got a positive feeling about school like he never had AND his grades have radically improved!
I completely understand why the Lord had the Israelites rehearse the good works He had done in their lives. It's so easy to forget. Or to explain it away. To think this time it'll be different and the Lord won't show up.
I know that He has a plan for Rebecca. That He loves her and is thinking about her as much as he does about Blake. That he also has a specific task for her at her high school. And that if He wants her in one school in particular then nothing will keep her out. But if he chooses to use a lack of points to give her direction that is His business and I don't want our girl anywhere other than where the Lord wants her! And the really delightful part is that's what she wants too! We've raised a girl who is trusting the Lord to lead her and willing to go where He sends. What more could I ask for?