Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hello, my name is Samantha and I am in law school.

This has been my dream since I was 17 years old. That dream is 10 years old as of this fall.

Some people in law school don't know why or can't trace their dream of being an attorney to a specific moment in time.

I am NOT one of those people.

I was paging in the House of Representatives for my state representatives and I had the opportunity to go through mock legislation. I was the author of the bill and it was a daunting task to say the least. I also remember taking it very seriously. While presenting it to committee, I realized that I wanted to be a lawmaker some day.

Frankly, I don't come from money. So I knew then that I would have to do things the old fashioned way-the American Dream way- and get my education and earn my way there.

I never looked back. Most of you have the calling to be a mommy. I have that calling too. I also had the calling to be a bride some day.

I have never been able to tell anyone what my dreams of being a wife and (mommy someday) would look like, but I could always tell you what it would look like for me to be an attorney.

And here I sit, in law school. Getting here is not what I had imagined at all.

But the point is that I am here.

This semester has been off-kilter for many reasons, but this morning, I got the shot in the arm that I needed to remind me why all these long hours are worth it.

Some day, I will get to say, "Hi, my name is Samantha _________-____ and I am a DOCTOR of JURISPRUDENCE.

I can't take the fact that God brought me here for granted. He has given me this opportunity and to squander it would be an act of disobedience on my part.

So please honor my dream and pray for me as I have prayed so many times and still am praying for you to get yours.

I hope this finds you well.

Happy Sunday and Happy Christmas.



brown eyed girl said...

Hi Samantha, Doctor of Jurisprudence, my name is Kelly, Doctor of Philosophy, and I have the utmost faith in you and your abilities to go and accomplish your dreams!

Love you XOXO

Gina said...

I had a lot of things that led me to my choice of career. That's cool that you had a single moment.

Also, you hyphenate your name? Why didn't I know that?

The Pink Growl said...

I'm a new reader to your blog - Love the way you write! Congrats on pursing your dream of law school. I have shared a similar dream but have yet to set the ball rolling to accomplish it. Best of luck to you!

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