I had basically resigned myself to the fact that I probably wasn't going to get in to grad school this year, and was banking on "option C," which is actually a distance learning graduate SLP program that would begin in January and would last 2.5 years. Which would have been great!
But then Friday morning happened. It started out like any other day off: I slept in a little, had my breakfast of scrambled eggs and an orange, and was doing my devotions and journaling in my private blog. In the middle of typing, I suddenly had the urge to check my school email. I had sent my preliminary application in to the head of the distance learning program, and wanted to see if she had sent me any more information yet.
I logged in to my email account, and there in bold letters was the biggest surprise I've had in awhile. The sender was Kent State University, and the subject line read, "Graduate Admission."
My heart stopped, and I clicked on the email. And there they were: the six words I'd been dying to read for months!
"I am pleased to inform you..." as soon as I saw those words, I think I screamed and maybe even jumped up and down, all alone in my house. I ran to grab my phone from the kitchen, getting ready to call Luke, my parents, and my sister.
Then I decided I better read the whole thing and make sure it was really legit, and what I was seeing was real. I read the letter three times through.
They want me! In their program!
I called and texted all my favorite people whom I knew had been praying for me. I was so excited to share the news!
So it looks like next fall I will begin the masters program in speech-language pathology at Kent State University!
The program will last 1 year and 9 months, and then I'll be a real speech pathologist! It's not a "maybe" thing anymore!
I couldn't be more excited. Praise God! It was hard being patient, but I am so excited that He has blessed me with this opportunity!