Yes, that's right, my life changed on April 4, 2012.
For my sake, I'm just going to put the entire story here, so I can read this again and again for the rest of my life.
Wednesday afternoon I was working Minnie Mouse at Magic Kingdom, when I got a text from my mom. She asked me what my work schedule was for the day, and that I should call her once I was home, no matter how late that was. That last bit is what tipped me off to the possibility that she had just pulled another nursing letter from the mailbox.
I called her and asked her to just open up the dang letter so I could stop dwelling on it during work. She refused, so I had to finish up the last 6 hours of work before I would find out what the letter said.
By the time I got home, I had convinced myself it was another rejectance (DATC said no 2 weeks earlier, and USU had said no even earlier than that). I spent the entire bus ride home praying to Heavenly Father saying "I know no amount of prayer can change the ink on that letter, so please, if it's a no, show me what you want me to do with my life." I came home to an almost empty apartment and called my mom. She had decided during the day to Skype opening the letter, and I told her I really didn't want to cry in front of her, I was that convinced that it was a no.
So she won the argument and in a few minutes, I had my laptop on and my webcam plugged in. We had some issues getting the cameras up and running, but before I knew it, she was opening the envelope from CEU.
Here's how the conversation went:
Mom: "Dear Courtney, we are thrilled"
Me: starts hysterically crying
Mom: "to inform you of your acceptance to Utah State University; College of Eastern Utah's nursing program.
Me: throw my hands in front of my face and loose my marbles.
mom finished reading the letter, but I was too consumed with happy hysterics to even pay attention. I posted my acceptance on Facebook, and the congrats started flowing in. Three of my wonderful roommates came in to congratulate me personally, and I got a bunch of texts from friends and family at home. My mom and I three way called my dad, sister and brother who were down in St. George for Spring break, so I could tell them the news.
The next day, my roommate Briana surprised me with this congrats cake
So now I'm looking for housing in Price, and I am soooooooooo ready for this next chapter of my life to begin!
The scriptures say that you have to taste the bitter to enjoy the sweet, and boy, have I tasted the bitter, and I'm so enjoying the sweet!
After 2.5 years of school, and 4 rejectance letters, this yes means the world to me.
P.S. stay tuned for my new blog title coming soon!!!!!!!