Sunday was the big day - my master's graduation day.
I'll be honest, I was a little worried that I would get there and they would tell me,
"I'm sorry, you're not on our list" and I wouldn't graduate.
But, I WAS on the list, and I did graduate.
Of course, I was one of 10 people that actually followed the directions to be there no later than 2 hours before the ceremony,
which gave me plenty of time to gown up, and take a picture with the mascot.
Eventually, my friends from the program arrived, and we had plenty of time to catch up and take some pictures together.
I haven't seen most of these people all year, so it was great to have this time with them.
I'm so happy I got this picture with Misti too!
We have spent the year working together at Shield Bearer, and I am so thankful for the support she has been for me! What a blessing she has been!
Then it was time for the ceremony.
It was pretty boring as far as graduations go.
Not to mention a weird video with space music at the end,
but I was just so happy to be finished,
and even happier to have my family there cheering me on!
I am so thankful to all of them for making the trip to Houston to be here for graduation.
My grandparents were even able to be there in spirit, as they watched me walk across the stage via the live stream on the internet.
I am one lucky girl to have such wonderful family!
After the ceremony we took a few more pictures with my friends.
Oliver was so excited to try on my "square hat"
We were all hot, sweaty, and extremely hungry by the time the ceremony ended,
so we waited until after church that night to take these other pictures.
It was a crazy, and surprisingly emotional day, and I am so happy to be finished!
My family has been such a great support for me these last 3 years, and I am beyond grateful.
I could not have done it without the help of my amazing husband though.
He would let me role play different therapy models,
pack my lunch while I was reading articles,
take care of the house while I was writing papers,
and love me even when I was stressed out and at my worst.
He has made me feel so special this past week with different gifts and celebrations,
and I am so lucky to have him for life!
*Thank you to all of you for your prayers, encouragement, and love these past few years as I completed my Masters.
This blog has been an incredible outlet for me, and I am thankful that you have taken the time to share in this experience with me!