Wednesday, June 19, 2013

my name now has a few extra letters [M. Ed.]

Today something huge happened, monumental really.  I finished my masters.  Let me tell you, this past week and a half has been dedicated to nothing but writing our thesis, and after 109 pages, we can finally say we are done.  I can honestly say that I have never completed something so challenging, and as my amazing co-author Carolyn and I pushed the final submit button on our thesis, I gave my Everly a kiss, and got a little teary.  I am so thankful to be done.  I am so thankful to have one less thing on my very full plate.  I am so thankful that I can tell Everly one day that her mama got her masters, and she was bouncing on my lap for most of it. 

Now, for the other moms in our masters study group, we can all say we have been awarding ourselves many sarcastic "parent of the year" awards.  As we finished the final stretch of our masters, there may have been a few too many Disney movies, or days away from our littles, or that moment when you realize your baby is eating a flip flop [sorry E, I promise I won't let it happen again].  But, here's the thing, our babes won't remember these fleeting moments of desperation on our parts as we tried oh so hard to get our thesis written.  They will only know us as the bad ass workin' mamas we are!
 ^^^Carolyn and I took this picture with Everly just minutes after submitting our thesis^^^

So congratulations to my awesome study group of ladies, who worked extremely hard to get where we are today, done!  I know that I would not have been able to finish this accomplishment without the help of the five women I have become so close to over the past two years.  So there you go, happy does not even begin to describe how I feel right about now.  And no, I'm not going to proofread this post too closely today, because I already spent hours today proofreading another, much longer document!  So, I apologize if there are typos, I really do.

And no, PhD is not on the horizon.

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