The wait is over!!

So, I’ve been waiting for one of two types of envelopes. A small, thin letter that would say “No, you did not qualify for a seat”, or a letter saying “Please complete the following forms and report to the school for your orientation to complete the final four semesters of Nursing school.” This would, of course, come in a large envelopes with all of said forms.  They would contain the forms to take in to the doctor’s office for a complete physical, the forms for a drug test, a background check, immunizations, etc., etc., etc….

My youngest son loves to check the mail. Lately he has been playing games with me. One day he’d say “Mom, you got a leeetle envelope from the school”, and there would be just bills. Or one day he’d say “Mom, you got a great big envelope from the school” and there would be junk mail. My poor mail carrier. Then we got a new mail carrier a few weeks ago, and soon after, we started getting other neighbors’ mail. Oh, no! I wondered if maybe our neighbors were getting our mail as well. This could be a disaster! What if my letter was sent to the wrong person? What if they “return to sender” and the school doesn’t hear from me and they give some one else my seat? All these thoughts went around and around in my stomach, all the while my son kept saying that there was either a large acceptance package, or a small, thin “NO” letter. Meanwhile, all my classmates are asking me if I have heard anything, and I am asking them. It has been a stressful  month, kind of like the last week of gestation. Is this it? Is this it? Is it time yet? How about now?

Finally the wait is over. My  beloved son just brought me the big envelope. Without a word. Just brought it to me. I started praying before taking a nap, fell asleep in the process, and woke up to my youngest son bringing me the mail. Not a word. He just set it beside me, and it was the only item that came in the mail for me that day. It was all I needed. I have made it halfway through nursing school now, and it is time to finish!

I can’t remember how many times I had to read the letter to know it was real. It was like I was still dreaming! What is really cool, is that my daughter in law, who lives behind us, received the same letter. We can carpool, study, practice, cry, and laugh together. I believe this experience will make or break our relationship! With work and compassion and empathy, I intend for this to strengthen our relationship.

We went to orientation together yesterday, and got a lot of instructions and paperwork to finish up.

Then we went shopping for white leather regulation nursing shoes.  ehhhhh.. not very sexy. (or are they….?)

Class starts August 10!


About msfitmedic
Native Cherokee wife and mom of 4 sons. I work in a hospital as a personal trainer and fitness leader, and also in the Emergency Dept. as a tech and nursing student. I believe in a more holistic approach to what I am being taught, but in order to practice legally, I have to have the letters and the papers behind my name. So I invite you to join me in my adventures of learning and working in the fields of critical, emergency care, as well as the fitness and wellness arena. You might even find yourself in my indoor or outdoor kitchen from time to time to see what's cooking, or what sort of counter culture is growing. Buckle up!

2 Responses to The wait is over!!

  1. Larry Imboden says:

    Good for you! I have no doubt it was a great relief getting the big, fat envelope in the mail. It does my heart good to read uplifting stories about good things happening to good people. I’m happy for you.

    Larry 🙂

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