Thursday, October 25, 2012

The one where she finishes

Tomorrow marks a big day.
I mean, really! How cute is she?!?!

Ok, maybe a HUGE day.

A little background. Cause you know I like to do that.

My mom. She's pretty awesome.

When my sisters and I were little girls, it was SO important to my mom to stay at home with us. No questions asked- no matter if it were financially feasible or not. She and my dad committed to making it work. They felt so strongly about it.

In addition, my mom taught each of us to read. She home schooled us for kindergarten. She made up her mind she wouldn't put us in school until we learned to read. And we are all strong readers today.

Staying home was THE best thing she could have ever done.

But since she stayed home with us, that meant school or a career was put on hold for her.

Until 1998. My mom decided to go back to college.

She started college and graduated with an associates degree in nursing in 2000.
She became Kathy Corso, RN.

Watching a parent go through college is one of the most inspiring things. (I actually had the privilege of watching both my mom and dad go through college.) Not only doing school work, but still taking care of our family. It was a LOT. But she did it. And with grace.

A couple years later, my mom decided she wanted the letters BSN to join the RN after her name. So she decided to plug through and go through the RN to BSN program at the University of Texas at Arlington.

She graduated with her BSN in 2005 and continued working as a labor and delivery nurse.

And then....she got the bug again. The woman just likes school! (or so it would seem!)  She decided that RN, BSN were not enough...She wanted the MSN as well.

So she decided to do it. She buckled down and as of tomorrow- my mom will officially be:

Kathy Corso, RN, BSN, MSN.

I am SO proud of her. She's an AMAZING nurse. There are SO many women that have gone through the most exciting, sometimes the most devastating  most painful, and most often- the most joyous day of their life with my mom at their side.  Every character quality you think a nurse should have....my mom has it. She's pretty much the best labor and delivery nurse.....EVER. :-)

So, as of tomorrow at 6pm, she'll have finished her last class. And I'm proud of her. And I thought you all should know.




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