Your Vocation Doesn't Start When You Get Married
When I was a freshman in college, I had my life planned out: I would graduate from Notre Dame with a degree in theology and English, a teaching contract, and an engagement ring. My fiancé and I would be married by the time I was 23, and I would have three to five babies by the time I was 30. In my mind at the time, early marriage and motherhood was the only way I would be truly happy; in fact, I saw teaching as a placeholder until I became a full-time stay-at-home-mom.
Fast forward to today: I’m 34 (not 23) and my eight month old firstborn son is napping as I write this. My husband Kristian and I were married only a year and a half ago, in December 2016, and I spent nine years of my adult life teaching high school theology (and loving it). It turns out that the Lord’s plan for my life was blessedly different from 18-year-old Christina’s plan.
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