Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Sister Calls the Shots!

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!


Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Yay Miriam's sister! Congratulations!

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Congratulations Kat! Going back to school after having kids was something I could never manage. You should be very proud of yourself, it must have been a very hard road.

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

It took me 32 years to get my college degree. I worked full time and the last five years also a part time job, plus took care of my seven children--all by myself! Thank heavens for my sister and best friend who helped babysit! Without friends and family I couldn't have done it. Congratulations to your sister, and your entire family for giving her the strength and encouragement to reach high and achieve so much success!

Unknown said...

An excellent example of perseverance. Congratulations, not only for the achievement, but for the excellent example you've given to others. Well done.

Happy Dae.