Yesterday I went to get my cap, gown and hood! and boom!…reality hit! I was opening the bag so careful to get my gown out and try it on, while thinking of all this time in RU! Oh God is here! I was thinking that in a blink graduation will be here and in a blink it will be over. Mixed feelings of tears and joy 🙂 I think all this calls for waterproof mascara…definitely! ha! However, I calmed down and I am thankful and peaceful & joyful. Everything took on another reality level once I finished with my comprehensive exam; I did not fore see feeling such relief after this presentation. I went out of the building and even the outside looked different.
For the last month I have started saying my good byes. My belief in never saying bye just vanished to people that knew me. It has worked out sweet and well. I’ve been receiving very kind words and texts that at times overwhelmed me! People are nice and kind. I have been thanking God for all that has happened from the very beginning.
This all started with my best friend’s vision as well as her brother and his wife who showed me this possibility of having a graduate degree. I am thankful to God that they believed in me. Yes, they are my NC-VA family and I love them much!. Thanks for all the support, the long hours, the proof reading, the laughter, tears, and long talks.
I thank God endlessly for making my long time dream of pursuing a masters degree a reality! Thanks to my professors who have taught and guided me and had time to talk and clarify all my questions. Thanks to my family especially my parents that are always in my mind and my heart and my siblings and the friends that I have made here. You have been like family to me. To my supervisor who has been an example of leadership. Thanks especially to my two amazing friends L&L who have taught me so much on growth, strength and kindness and whom I have laughed with never enough. To Mikele and Gigi which expressions of love always mean the world to me. I will always cherish my time at Radford University. It was a joy coming to this cute little town in the mountains with such wonderful people. The end is coming but a beginning is now in the horizon!