Graduation

I’m graduating in about an hour and a half.

Sometimes you never realize how much you’ve done until you actually sit down at times like these and think about it. As I was getting ready, I was thinking about all the things that I’ve done over the past four years and all the wonderful things that have happened to me while I was here at Queens. I’m very blessed to have almost all fond memories (exam stress counts as not so fond memories) of this place that has helped to nurture me to be the woman I am today. And now it’s time to walk across that stage, shake another president’s hand, gather emails and see what God has in store for me next.

I don’t feel sad but I couldn’t sleep so I started counting my blessings instead of sheep, and I came up with a very long list. At the top of which, of course, is my wonderful husband to be. If I had gone to UT instead of Queens, we would have never met and I would have missed out on the biggest blessing of my life.

As I walk across that stage today, my family will be looking on with pride. I couldn’t have made it here today without their support and help along the way (including my brothers….even though I don’t want to always admit it…the big lugs). I hadn’t gone home as much as I could have and I hope they forgive me for that…wing testing can be a tricky business sometimes. Now I’ve got my tail feathers and am ready to let God steer me to my next destination.

I still am waiting on replies from Drexel Medical School for both the MD and MPH degrees and for Boston University MPH program, but today is not the day to worry about that (nor is any for that matter). All I need to do today (besides moving all my stuff out of the dorm) is walk across the stage and take one more step. That next step will put me one step closer to my marraige and one step closer to the plans God has set for my life.

For those of you who are graduating this spring, rejoice, you made it. For those of you who have already done it, rejoice, they made it. And for those of you yet to cross, rejoice, you’re going to make it.

6 thoughts on “Graduation”

  1. Congratulations Valerie. I know with God’s help you will achieve what He has set before you. Eddie and I have been blessed to get to know you can Kyle a little bit and will miss you both when you move on. It will be nice to be able keep up with you via the website….Blessings, Vicki Sprouse

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