Friday, January 06, 2006

I've become a bloggin' fool! Okay, so it might seem sad, but the reason I've turned to blogging so much lately is due to the loss of an in-the-room-with-me-roommate. Nat's extremely busy, and I never know who specifically to call, so there's no outlet for me...except the trusty blog. And trust me, there needs to be an outlet. 'Cuz it's not like my brain stops...Yeah right, like that's a luxury I've been able to afford. So here's what I got for today...

For those of you who don't know, I've been assigned to "rotate" at a Walgreen's pharmacy downtown. This means I kind-of shadow a pharmacist and get a feel for what he or she does. Well, it hasn't exactly been what I expected. I've been standing in one spot, more or less, for 8 hours at a time, retrieving bottles, scanning, counting, pouring, sticking labels, typing, dealing with customers, etc. for NO PAY. In fact, I come home with aching feet every day to the realization that I'm paying to be there. Nice...only in professional school.

But there's good. I've been overwhelmed lately with the feeling that I don't know anything, that I'm ill-equipped to be a pharmacist, that I've been in school for 3 years now and don't know anything. Every day I want to give customers strong answers to their medication questions, but all that comes is a hopeful suggestion. I've wondered when it would come, if it would come, and if it would be before I graduated. But today, there was a ray of hope. A woman called on the phone with questions about frequent headaches her husband was having. I asked her some specific questions in order to nail down what physiologic process was the most likely cause, and I really felt like I helped her. I could hear in her voice that she was satisfied with the answers she received. When I hung the phone up, I nearly teared up...

Because God is faithful. And once again, He's overcome my doubts, answered my desperate prayers, and shown me His Hand at my back and under my feet. I was also blessed with some kind words from a friend in a divinely-timed phone call. He is faithful. Praise the Lord that He won't let me forget it.

3 comments:

alice calvery said...

I fell for the mucho grocery line...glad I did.
Lauren, thanks for reminding me that prayers over everything is always a good thing.
I'm also really glad that you went to Memphis to TRY and chase what you believed God was leading you to. That's a big encouragement for me, because I'm about to graduate and I'm skeart. But, comforted and excited.

ON THAT NOTE: I'm looking at a school for music in Memphis called the Visible school...if I decide to go there I'll (hopefully) be starting in fall 2007. You gonna be in Memphis around then? Maybe you could teach me some Bible verses... :)
that pic of you and Jada is gorgeous. You're stunning baby...stunning.

Casey said...

HEY LEW!!

Great to hear that you are seeing God's faithfulness. I totally know what you mean. My transition back to the LT has been really interesting. For no reason, I am having all of these mixed emotions. I think a lot of it has to do with leaving such an emotional scene with my sister in TN. But I do have a question, what can you puscrbie fo a purson wif no misa fozoli's grand mashal? I need a pill or somfin!!

C

Anna said...

I am consistently blessed by you - I appreciate your heart and your graceful honesty in sharing what God is doing in your life.