Written by Katherine – a former graduate wife
Just over 3 years ago, our lives were the normal but fabulous, “the world is our oyster” lives of a
broke graduate law student and his wife. With a precious 6 month old baby boy, living in married
housing on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus with a view of the Pacific Ocean, tons of friends and pursuing our dreams, we thought life was perfect. Then, our world was turned completely upside down.
I wrote this on April 22nd of this year (“Katherine Lived Day”).
My husband, Jay wrote this around that time on his blog
(a beautiful memoir of our married student housing).
This has all been very hard. I am still in rehab today. My husband has had to be both mommy and daddy, both husband and wife. My mother is an almost full-time caregiver to my son. I cannot drive and can only barely walk. Read this and this about the hardest time from my ordeal.
Interestingly enough so many cool things have come out of this, and we are extremely grateful for each and every blessing. One of the biggest blessings has been this. I get to do the work I feel I was created to do–to speak about Hope. We cling to that hope every single day. We may not ever understand why this happened to us, but we know and trust the God who does know–and that is enough.
Thankfully, we are done with formal schooling of any kind and are enjoying real life,
though if there were an honorary degree in
“Surviving and Thriving After Suffering and Trials”
we just might be awarded it…