A Dream Come True
Mother would take my sister and me to the toy department as little girls and allow us to choose one item to be our very own. It would not take me long to find a book filled with pictures of people, animals, and the beauty of God’s world. I continued to love books and enjoyed my educational experience through elementary, middle, and high school. I graduated with a 3.7 with a strong desire to further my education at the University of Tennessee (U.T.). I worked summers, saving my money in order to attend. I attended U.T. for one year, making the Dean’s list, but decided to marry my high school sweetheart, Robert Fawver. Life quickly changed. He was in the Air Force, so I found myself packing up, leaving family, job, and school and moving to Omaha, Nebraska. Our babies started coming in 1973 and by 1982, we had four beautiful children. My family is the joy of my life. At that time, I was a stay-at-home mom, investing into the lives of Robert and our children.
Years flew swiftly by and in the depths of my heart the dream of continued education was a dream I supposed would never happen for me. We had known the financial struggles of trying to make ends meet for our family of six. Our two older children went to college, then married; and our third daughter was attending Oral Roberts University (ORU), studying to be a registered nurse. Our youngest son was still in high school. I noticed that during my prayer time, the strong desire to attend school intensified. I had studied intently the Bible my whole married life and read many books about the Bible and psychology, but this longing to return to school would not leave. In my prayer time, I saw myself receiving a diploma from the hand of Oral Roberts. Could this be? Robert approached me one day and said, “I think that you should go back to school.” He did not know that I was praying about it already. I was amazed that the Lord had revealed this to him. I registered at ORU and graduated in 2005, Summa Cum Laude. The fall of 2005, I felt led again to continue my education, and the Lord led me to the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. I will graduate this month with a Masters in counseling. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Don’t ever give up on your dreams. God can do the impossible. He did for me. Jesus said to you and me, “…What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” Mark 11:24. God places desires in our hearts to further His Kingdom. I can’t praise Him enough for allowing my dream to come true so that I may more effectively minister and counsel for the glory of God. Amen!.