Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blessed Beyond Belief!

Over the past few weeks there have been more and more exciting things happening in my life!

For starters, I was awarded a very generous scholarship from the school. I applied for it in January and I never really thought I had a chance. It's a scholarship for married students and I had to have to have 2 staff recommendations and one personal recommendation, along with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. I also had to write an essay. So anyways, I was chosen for this award and the amount is triple what I thought it was. I'm just blown away at how God has provided for my school in some miraculous ways! I'm also invited to an awards dinner where they will present me with the scholarship in front of everyone. I could totally do without that but hey, I'll take it!

This is a huge deal to me. I can remember being the one and only senior in my graduating class of like 33 who didn't receive an award. I know that was almost 9 years ago but I still think back on that day and remember how stupid I felt. God has brought me so far and equipped me with the knowledge to become a good student. Talk about a transformation!

John also bought me an amazing new van yesterday! After driving clunkers for the past 4 years or so, we finally have a really nice vehicle that's reliable and stylish. I feel so blessed and I never think I'll get sick of driving this:-) It's a Nissan Quest and it's gorgeous, inside and out.

I am so thankful for all of the blessings in my life. I could sit here all day listing them all day and I thank God for all of it!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Exciting News!!!

First of all, NO! I'm not pregnant:-) That's what everyone assumes "exciting news" is when you're in you're childbearing years. Hahaha

I found out last Friday that I got accepted into the nursing program at my college!!!!! It's a highly competitive program and my advisor told me that over 250 people applied this semester and only 90 were accepted. That means that only 36% of people who applied were accepted. How impressive is my math? :-) Lol. I knew I had really good grades but I always doubted that I would get in. This whole being a good student thing still doesn't quite fit me yet! I'm very, very, very excited and I cried tears of joy and relief when I opened up the acceptance letter. I did NOT want to wait another year to go to nursing school but I was assuming I would have to before that all-important piece of mail came.

Apart from microbiology and another psychology class, I only have nursing courses left to take. Most students do all of their prerequisites at the same time as their nursing courses so I think that I have definitely set myself up for success by doing it this way. It will still be hard but soooo worth it! And as a side bonus, all of my classes that I've spent the last year taking (in conjunction with classes that I took fresh out of high school) have given me a degree in Health Sciences. It won't really do anything for me but it's kind of nice to say I have a degree of some sorts!

My family has been really supportive and excited for me. My brother and dad ran out that day and bought me an iPad to take to school with me and my sister ordered me a bright pink stethoscope and had it shipped. I feel pretty special! Apart from that, everyone has been extremely encouraging and excited right along with me!

The days ahead are exciting! I can't wait to buy my shoes and my scrubs. AHHHH!! I'm still not over how amazing this news is:-)