You never know what might be going on behind the scene in the lives of people we interact with. This week, I complimented a Belhaven student on her new hair cut. This working mom, on her way to class, decided to stop and tell me a story. Unlike traditional students, an adult leaner does not have the ability to put their live on hold while attending school. They have to juggle work and family while trying to maintain good grades. For this student, juggling also included caring for her mom who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her hair cut was a commitment she made to grow together with her mom as she fights the disease.
In times when we are faced with adversity, it is easy to give up. But the God who began a good work in us will equip us to finish strong. It is by His power that we overcome. Stories like this inspire us to persevere. This is one of the many stories of students who will not let circumstances delay their dreams of completing their degree.