God is good, as you do already know, of course. I had one anxiety about starting theological college: the kids and their breakfast and how they were going to get to school. But it was all great. So at 7.15 we (hubby and I) dropped them off at 'breakfast club'. They enjoyed it so much that the youngest cried when daddy picked her up because she wanted to go back there. Praise God! Breakfast Club's Lesley is like Eadie MCready from Balamory and my girls have to climb on this cute blue bus with smiley faces painted on it to get to school a mile away. They are then taken into the classroom where their teacher meets them.
At college we arrived for breakfast, I can't believe they feed my body as well as my soul - fantastic! Worship was amazing. Christina Baxter preached on Luke 5:21ff and we sang and we sang and they cleverly got around the whole 'swine flu - can't drink the wine thing', by dipping the bread in the wine first.
We got keys to our rooms and all the maps and information we need so we know where to go for lectures. My husband chatted all things IT with one of the lecturers at lunch who uses multi-media for his class-teaching, so they really hit it off and I can just tell my husband is going to love college life as he learns about all things 'vicar's wifey ;-)'.
My fellowship group are a diverse bunch - a Phd Karl Barth student and an independent student and one part-time ordinand and some first and second year full-timer ordinands. There's a real spread of churchmanship so I am going to enjoy being stretched.
It all just felt like such a relief, being there at last as an ordinand and it is amasing how God uses us all, so unique and different as we are, each with a different story to tell about how we have come to be there. Bring it on! I am going to love it!