Hi. I am in college right now and I’m engaged to a wonderful man. We’re going to be getting married somewhere between a year to a year and a half from now and we’ll both be working on masters degrees. My field is biology and I’ve got some concerns.
First off, if I end up being a stay at home mom (like I really want to) I somehow feel all this time/money/effort I’ve spent in college is a waste because I won’t be using it for a job. Is that wrong? I know I’ll be better able to educate any children that we will have, but I still feel that way…
Second, if I do have to get a job I want to work in industry or government and focus on either plants and basically genetically engineer them or bioremediation. If I did work in genetically modifying plants would that be against church teachings? The techniques developed for plants could possibly be used (with a lot of modifications) in animals and I do not want any part of modifying animals. In my mind there is a difference between plants and animals, but am I wrong here and just trying to justify what I find interesting?
Lastly I just wanted to ask people reading this to pray for my future father-in-law because he’s going in for open heart surgery this week (clogged arteries). He’s going to need a lot of prayers because he is trying to finish med school atm and this forced break is going to put a big strain on his already tight financial situation.