Thursday, October 21, 2010


I'm done!  I have passed all the exams, done all the homework, and put in all the hours to get my degree in massage therapy.  They must give me my diploma now!

It was exhilarating to finish after so much hard work.  I have to say I have never felt anything like it before!  But wait, maybe I have.  It was a really interesting feeling to finish the exam and know I passed and what's more to know that I had just finished my Degree.  I thought I had never done anything quite like it and then I got to thinking about it and maybe I have.  It feels a bit like  delivering a baby and knowing that it is over, the joy of knowing that I had done something that I didn't think I could do until that moment.  In fact it lasted about as long as pregnancy, plus about two weeks.  So, that means that it was as long as I carried Andie (she was two weeks late).  10 1/2 months.  This was a bit more active work, where being pregnant is more passive.  (The baby and the body does all of that one for you.) For this one I had to study for exams, go to school, take the tests, and do the homework.  And of course the payoff wasn't near as good as a new baby, but it definitely feels great!  Just about as much of a relief as having the bowling ball out of my abdomen and being able to breath, and eat again without getting indigestion. 

The feeling of having a baby is amazing and exhilarating.  My favorite part was always the delivery and finally getting to meet that little person who I had been carrying around for so long.  I would have loved to have had another child or two about 5 year ago, but Heavenly Father had something else in mind for me.  He allowed me to adopt my next two beautiful daughters which then made it so that I would have all my children in school full time this year and need something to spend my days doing.  So, school became my next pregnancy and I have just delivered!  And it is quite wonderful in its own way. I didn't really do things in the proper order, i.e.; go to school, get a degree, get married, have children, etc. so in my own backwards way I have done what I should have done years ago.  But now it is finished.  I am delivered. And it is very exhilarating!  

I have a new profession where I get to help people find health and balance in wholistic ways.  Not a baby, but it will keep me busy while my real, beautiful babies are off learning is their own school.  I must add that while I have gone back to school, my children and husband have been my most amazing supporters.  I have found that I love them even more now, watching them as they sacrificed for me and helped me and were patient with me in this latest "pregnancy".