Wednesday, July 11, 2007

She Wins!

Normally I do a Wordless day on Wednesday but today I need words.

Today I am joining Karen in congratulating a nurse. In my case the nurse is my cousin Beth. She's been a nurse for some time and has recently been working toward her Master's Degree. She is planning to teach. Anyway, she applied for a scholarship from the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) and yesterday she learned that she got it! She is one of only ten people to receive the grant!

And she is doing all of this with 3 children and a husband.

Even after about 10 years of watching her do more in one day than I ever could, I am still amazed at the change in her. When she was in her teens and early twenties she screamed at spiders, didn't care about school, and didn't have much to say. Then, when we weren't looking, she became this fabulous person, interesting and capable and fun. It was there, inside her all the time, it just needed a way out.

I love her dearly and wish her all the very best on her journey.


karen said...

Wow! My congrats to Beth on earning such a coveted scholarship! And my wishes for luck to her to get through the busy years sounds like she won't be bored. :)

Epiphany Alone said...

Congratulations to Beth!