Thursday, February 3, 2011

If you're gonna go through hell you might as well do it for free...

So you know that feeling when you feel really good about something you should be doing and you know its the right thing for you? When Sean returned to his mission area in Spain , he came to a realization that he should be a lawyer. It was so profound that he remembers where he was, who he was with, and what he was doing. So he always reminds me about that day and that light bulb moment in his life.
You can imagine how good it feels now that that feeling he had four years ago is finally coming to be! However, its easy to look back on those past feeling and forget the wonder of the moment, especially when the stress of the decision weighs on your shoulders. (where to go, the cost of tuition, what to study and job market after graduation)
Needless to say, Sean was reminded today that God has a plan and will take care of us. We already got accepted into some great law schools but there was still some worry about tuition and the rest of the stress involved with law school. We have been hoping and praying for news for weeks so you can imagine the excitement we felt when an additional package came from Cal Western. When I saw a big envelope from the law school I picked up my phone and called Sean. He was at work and he excitedly said, "bring it over!" Unfortunately I couldn't so I read it to him over the phone.
"Dear Mr. Murphy:
I am delighted to inform you that you have been awarded the California Western Faculty Scholarship Award."
He was very happy to hear what they had to say. This scholarship covers tuition and includes a book stipend for the first year and 50% of tuition for the second and third year unless he is in the top of his class then he will get more. This is such a relief and a blessing. This scholarship will save us more than $80,000 in student loans over the next three years.
We were happy to hear what they had to say. This pretty much solidifies the next three years of our lives starting the end of August and we couldn't be spending them in a better place. San Diego here we come!!!