So this isn't the best picture, but what it's a letter from Touro University of Nevada, which is one of the Physical Therapy Schools Chris applied for. My heart goes a little crazy and I have the sudden urge to open it and see what it says. After thinking about opening the letter for like 5 minutes I decide that this really is something that Chris should open himself! (Although I'm almost positive he wouldn't have minded me opening it) So I want to do something special instead of just leaving it on the kitchen bar where all our other mail (and junk) go. So I tape it to the entrance door from the garage.... That way Chris will see it when he pulls in. So I do that and just wait... Finally I decide I really need to start doing some of my stuff so maybe we can go to dinner to celebrate. Then the thought strikes me... What if this letter is telling him that he was not accepted... My heart sinks, should I go get the letter and put it with the normal mail so he won't feel so bad if he is not accepted? Should I open it? (notice how this thought keeps coming back, I'm not usually a nosey person, but this is my families future..) I decide that I will just leave it the way it is. I start doing the dishes and hear Chris pull in, My heart goes crazy again! So I act normal, I keep doing the dishes, I don't say anything about it when he comes in and neither does he! So finally I can't take it any more. I see him behind me reading something so I shout, "so what does it say." He then reads these words.....
On behalf of the Admissions Committee, it gives me great pleasure to notify you of your acceptance to Touro Univeristy Nevada School of Physical Therapy, Class of 2012 for July 2009!
I couldn't believe it, did that letter just say that he is going to PT school? We have been waiting for this moment since we got married, and it is here! I can't believe it. I give him a big hug and he continues to read the letter...The letter is one page and I think it took Chris like 10 minutes to finish it! By this time I'm done with the dishes and my heart rate is finally getting back to normal! We decide to go to dinner to celebrate and Chris goes upstairs to change his clothes. I decided that I had better say a pray and Thank my Heavenly Father for helping us out with this one. So in the kitchen I kneel down and just start balling my eyes out. There were so many things that just happened for us with this school. Chris did a lot of his PT Volunteer hours at Jack Close's office, who use to be my singles ward bishop. Jack is a very well known and respected PT in town. Jack told Chris that Touro was going to have a PT program this year. Without Jack we wouldn't have know that Touro had a PT program. I finish my prayer and wipe my eyes as dry as I can get them and decide to read the letter for myself. I then start to cry again, because it kicks in that we are going to be very poor for a very long time. $1,000 was due in 2 weeks to hold his spot at the school and another $2,000 is due before May... and that doesn't even come close to 1/8 of the actual cost for a year.... and the school is 3 1/2 years long! So after reading that I decided that maybe we should go to Olive Garden since we have a gift card, but instead we go to Applebees, Because nothing says CELEBRATION like Applebees! :)
Point is I'm very proud of my husband, I know he has worked so hard to make this dream of his a reality and I just want to let him and everyone else know that I'm very proud of him! He is my hero, how he goes to school, work, church and still has time for his family! Chris is the best husband and father....he is absolutely great with the kids, does everything he can for me and loves us like I could never have imagined possible! CONGRATS BABE!!!! YOU ARE MY HERO!