This weekend, family history was made. My sister, who earned her RN degree in June from Spokane Community College's Nursing Program, took her state board exams on Friday. Sometime this weekend (I can't recall exactly when, since my post-surgery pain meds have me acting a tad more loopy than normal!) I called her to find out if she had gotten her results. At that time, she was frustrated because she was having Internet or computer problems and couldn't access the website where the information was posted. Today I got the e-mail that all her friends and family members have been waiting the past few years to hear: "I passed!"
We couldn't be prouder of her! She has overcome so many obstacles that life has thrown her way. She attended school full time, worked full time, and single-handedly parented three active little boys. She's failed, gotten back up, dusted herself off, tried again, and succeeded. I'm blessed to have this woman as my sister and as a role model for my daughter. Congratulations, Kat! I love you!