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Topic: Exams (07/26/04)
TITLE: Anatomy Class
By Jean Boulmay
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For two years I had proven to myself that I was NOT to old to learn, and my brain cells still worked. Graduation was in just a few short weeks. Everything was planned right to the final day of school, and I would graduate with honors! Finally, the LAST SEMESTER!
I started the final semester feeling quite confident in my abilities. Now, let me tell you, one of my classes was Anatomy and Physiology, which I might add, was not one of my favorite classes. There are 206 bones in the body, and I can name nearly all of them. I had studied, and studied this particular subject. I had also failed every test on the subject!
Besides Anatomy class, I was also taking a piano class and a performance class, which were not going so well. I was expected to learn a classical piece to be performed in front of a “jury” in a couple of weeks. My piano teacher was becoming quite concerned, and had suggested working on something easier.
After some serious praying, I decided it was time to use the wisdom that God gave me….. and with this wisdom, I chose to turn my (growing) concerns over to him. If I were going to graduate in the designated timeframe, I KNEW it would take a miracle that only He could provide!
I continued to study Anatomy (it almost became interesting). After doing some praying, I realized there was no need to switch to an easier piece on the piano (my teacher might not know just what God could accomplish, but I did!). I started to work harder on a Sonatina by Clementi.
When it came time for my final exam in Anatomy, I went to class with the knowledge that everything would be ok. This knowledge that everything would be “ok”, did not mean I was assured of passing. What it meant was that I had given God control over my life, whatever happened. If I failed Anatomy, and would have to take it again, maybe there was a reason. Maybe there was someone in the next class that I would not have the privilege of meeting otherwise. But, I did not fail…..I made an “A” on the final! This gave me a passing grade for the semester.
As for the piano and performance class…somehow I just KNEW the performance would go well. There were four teachers sitting on the “jury” (all with either Masters or Doctorate Degrees), and every one of them gave me an “A”, along with very positive written comments.
I have made a choice that whatever happens in my life to turn it over to God (if he cares about the birds of the air, why wouldn’t he care about my daily concerns?).
So, I’ll do my best and let God do the rest!