Sunday, November 21, 2010

2010 recap -Georgia's college graduation

Another highlight of 2010 was Georgia's graduation from Angelo State University as a nurse.  To see her walk across the stage to receive her degree as well as attending her pinning ceremony was the perfect ending to four long hard years of studying and worrying. . . .I don't know that I have ever watched someone work as hard as she did to reach her educational goal.  As she poured herself in to classes like anatomy, physiology, and all her nursing classes, we all held our breath and prayed as she took each test and final exam. . .her hard work paid off, and she graduated in May and passed her state board exams in June a week before her wedding this summer . . Talk about a tight schedule!

Georgia has always been the nurse in our family.  From elementary school on, anytime anyone got hurt or scratched up, she was the cleaner-uper and band-aide queen. . .she thought she wanted to be a veterinarian  for a while, but after attending a vet school camp for high school students, her focus quickly changed from animals to humans. . .nursing has been the perfect fit.

Nursing is hard work, dealing with bodily functions that are not pleasant, and requires a huge amount of patience and compassion as nurses interact with sick people. . .I can't tell you how much I admire what she is doing. . .Both of her great-grandmothers were nurses, as well as her great aunt. . .so she is keeping the family tradition going. 

We are so proud of her and of what she has become. . . .and God is continuing to shape and mold her as she enters the adult world.  We are also thankful that she lived with us most of her college career, as it added a wonderful dimension of having college students around the house all the time and made for some great memories for all of us.

Georiga, we love you and you will always be our favorite nurse and daughter! and we pray Jeremiah 29:11 over you. "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. . Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. . plans to give you a future and a hope."