Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yay!!! It finally came!

Although I turned in all of my final papers to my professors, as well as all of the paperwork to the graduate office for final processing, I was still a little nervous that my graduation in December would not be set in stone. I've heard all of these horror stories about people thinking that they have graduated, even walking across the stage, only to find out that they need one more class or need to turn in one more sheet of paper to be included in their graduation packet.

Finally, three months after the date I was told that I graduated from the graduate program at TSU, my degree finally came in the mail. It was so exciting!

Even though I couldn't see it, I held it in my hand with pride. I felt the seal on it, the raised lettering, and the thickness of the paper. I asked my sister, Frances, to read it to me. She read it as I sat in the car grinning from ear to ear.

It was my degree and my confirmation that I did indeed graduate from Texas Southern University on December 15, 2007. What a blessing.

It's official. I have a BA and a MA. Now, let's see if I'll ever get that PHD that I always wanted. We'll have to see about that.

I would like to thank God for His blessings in my life. Yeah, I can't see, but I can think. And thinking has opened the door for so many opportunities for personal and professional achievements. Thank you Lord for my mind. I don't take it for granted.

I also want to give a shout out to my sister, Frances, as well as my father, Thurman. They hung in there with me the whole time, driving me back and forth from my house to TSU. I love y'all for that!

And to my mother: Mama you've always encouraged me and prayed for me to finish what I start. I thank you for your loving and continual support.

Smiles,

Angela
Alumnus of University of North Texas and Texas Southern University

3 comments:

jose said...

Congrats. It's amazing how nervous we get about whether or not the "paperwork" will go through after all those years of sacrifice, as I went through a similar process this past year. Congrats again. Enjoy it.

Nicole Henry said...

Girlfriend, I love you! You inspire me and not because you are blind. It is it because I am also disabled and doing my degree. I have bipolar disorder and I am a black woman who is interested in speaking up about disability issues in my island of Trinidad. I am also want to do my Master's as well and I am struggling and pushing though my first degree. Maybe we can hook up sometime. My e-mail is nicoleghenry30@yahoo.com. (Oh, and I have some small insight into blind issues - a gorgeous, black blind boyfriend)

Ensayn1 said...

Congratulations Angie! I am glad all your hard work is paying off for you!