When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. Miriam sang to them:

“Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea" (Exodus 15:19—21).

Do you know what the Israelites did as soon as they crossed the Red Sea?

They danced!

They lifted their hands to the vast blue sky and couldn't keep their tired, sandy feet from dancing.

The song of God's deliverance pulsed through their veins.

They chose gratitude before the next chapter opened. They danced while still not knowing exactly where they would even sleep that night. The promised land was still a distant dream, lost in the haze of uncertainty. They leaned into joy and celebrated instead of letting the unclear next steps steal the dance from their toes.

Daniel's graduation is 102 days away. My heart thrills at the thought, much like when you finally step up to the edge of the Grand Canyon and the vastness that yawns in front of you nearly makes your toes tingle.

We are almost there.

Just three more rotations to go, and his last one (Cardiothoracic surgery) still thrilled him, his eyes glittering with the delight of helping broken hearts beat again.

Where does this path lead? What is God preparing us for? The intensity, the deep sacrifices, and the quiet places of waiting are not lost on God. And while the path ahead curves just out of sight, God's got this. He knows exactly why He led us this way.

They chose gratitude before the next chapter opened.
Do you want to know a secret?

I don't think this call to PA school is even for the job.

I think it's for people — for touching lives, for helping others forge ahead when their journey leads through the Red Sea, for bringing healing to bodies, but more importantly, healing and comfort to souls.

There's something incredibly sacred about watching God write your story — even the pages where we are reaching the bottom and running out of room, waiting with bated breath until He turns the page and reveals the next step.

We will wait but with keen awe of His faithfulness.

We will dance while still not knowing where this path leads. We will sing of His faithfulness because He IS faithful.