11.04.2008

Call Me Betty

...well, in January you can because I'm in!

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Yes, it is official. I will be starting nursing school in January. I have been on a waiting list for almost 2 years. Yes, two measly years of waiting, not knowing, hoping. I've hated waiting. "Hey, aren't you supposed to be starting school again?" "Ummm. Yea-h. Uh, still just waiting..."

Waiting.
Waiting.
Waiting.
Wait.
Waiting.


Then Bam!

When I got my acceptance letter in the mail today I cried, (I don't cry often well, except when I'm pregnant) screamed into the phone, (sorry Honey!) and have felt all sorts of emotions from elated to anxious.

I just can't believe it is really happening. We been praying for direction on our current state and it just seemed like we weren't getting anywhere. I admit I was getting a little frustrated and ready to give up on my hopes of going to school for now.
We just haven't known what to do. Should we stay in Arizona or should we go..."da da dum...if I stay it will be trouble." Sorry.
Should we move to Arkansas for a year then come back? Should we buy a house? Move closer to Eric's work? Should we put off my education until the kids are grown?

Today we got our answer. Yes, it will be tough, but We. Can. Do. This.

We can!


I will gratefully stay home with my babies by day and attend class 2 nights a week with a rotation on the weekend.
Not so bad, right?



Did I mention I almost jumped through the roof?

30 comments:

nettie said...

wow! congratulations. good luck.

Garrison Propaganda said...

whoohoooo, thats got to feel great! way to go! such an exciting day for you. now, just wondering what alabama has to do with it all?

Elsleuth said...

Congrats from grandpa, K.

Rachel said...

That's great Hayley! And you can do this! It will be sooo worth it in the end. Congrats!

banananutmeg said...

wait what? move to arkansas? back up, yo!

Seriously, that is SOOOO exciting! congrats!
How long will it take?

The Hyde Family said...

Congratulations! You will be a wonderful nurse...good luck!

sheena said...

i am so so so excited for you!!!

Rachelle said...

when we feel like there is no hope and we'll never make it in california something random comes up and we make it after all!

glad you got accepted to school. congrats! your family will always benefit from your education!!

Jason and Courtney said...

Congrats friend!

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome.

smith scratch said...

Congrats, this is fantastic for you! You can totally do it!

Sally said...

YAY! That is so awesome. I am glad that it is something to keep you around these parts for a while longer too. Yahoo!

Mandy, Kelly, Jackson and Grace said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you. :)

Lori said...

Great news!

eric and monica said...

you guys can totally do it. congrats!

SBAM said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You will do great! I think there's something about making it through school with kids that makes your marriage stronger, too. You will be a fabulous nurse!

Brittney said...

A huge congratulations we are so excited for your new adventure.

Lewieville said...

Oh I am so jealous! But so happy for you. I am working on my application right now... So with any luck we will be in it together!

Scooby and Jon said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Yay Hayley!!

h is for hayley said...

The program is 2 years long - straight through.

Meg, we thought about moving to Bentonville - there are positions there for a year then we would be back in AZ. Would have been fun, right?

h is for hayley said...

oh, thanks for all the positivity. i will need it in the months to come!

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eRiCa said...

That is soooo AWESOME!! I'm sending you a couple pairs of earrings just for having to wait and for getting in!! You rock!

p.s. send me your mailing address :)

Danny said...

That is rad, congrats ... you wont have time to read all the books on my goodreads. How is Ender's Game?
dh

Taylor Tree said...

can't wait for the phone calls about school.

if i could choose a nurse it would be you. i am sooo excited for you.

Amber said...

Oh happy day!

I have a friend in nursing school next to you...I wonder if you're in her program...in fact, I'm coming to visit her for two weeks in january...take some of your warm weather. I'd love to see you, take your kids so you can study, have a sleepover...all that stuff.

reu is in his second semester of the nursing program, we know all about the waiting lists and living in the unknown. I'm with you there.
Congratulations...big time!

4 cute chicks said...

You so have this in the bag. Just take one day at a time and you'll be fine.
You are gonna be GREAT!!!

Nikki said...

Congrats! Really, really awesome!

mrs.kristin said...

Congrats!!! You'll make an awesome nurse!

nicwoo said...

Yay for Hay!! You can do it. And yes your "plate is/will be full" but your ambitions will only be rewarded. :) :) :)

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