Wednesday, November 23, 2011

light at the end of the tunnel.....




Carrington College graduation (where I earned my associates of science degree)

DENTAL HYGIENE PINNING CEREMONY

my girls....MY INSPIRATION!!!

my Farr family

me and my bro Jay

my Michael family

me and some of my BFF's














Finally two years later and im officially graduated from Carrington College and Dental Hygiene School. I swear Ive aged 10+ years and gained 10+ lbs! I knew it was going to be hard going back to school and taking care of my family but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was like having three full time jobs, school, family, and studying. I could not have made it without the support of my family and friends. My litte sister Rachelle literally raised Faith and Jaylee for the last two years. With out her this would have been nearly impossible. Thank you to my friends/neighbors/ward members who helped me out. Tiffany I want you to know how much your thoughtful letter in the mail, notes, and goodies at my door have meant to me! I swear yours and Heidi's treats have been the only home baked goodies my kids have had in the last two years! No joke. Heidi thank you soooo much for helping me out with giving Faith rides to school before the bus came along. I really had NO way of getting her to school half of the time, and for the goodies, and for the secret santa;) Also please tell Brandon how grateful I am to him and the other boys from the ward who came out and helped support me in our golf fundraiser! Alicia thank you so much for taking Faith to and from activity days. Its close to all the religion Faith has had in the last two years and im so grateful to you!I have grown so much. I can honestly say that I have changed for the better. Going back to school has been very liberating and rewarding. Something I definitely want my girls to take as an example and finish their education early on in life. I also was so privileged to share my journey with the best group of girls and guy! My classmates have been a great support system and I have made LIFE LONG friends! In the next few weeks I will be taking my national written exam and then flying to LA to take my national clinical exam. If all goes well the first time around I will be licensed within the next few months:)

10 comments:

*Katie May* said...

Congrats Aleia!!

shirleywall said...

What a good looking bunch. You must be from Carrington Dental Hygiene Blue Cohort. Ms. Wall

Lynne Berman said...

Outstanding achievement Aleia! You are an excellent role model for your beautiful children. Congratulations and good luck on WREB DH! Ms. Berman

Aleisha said...

you ought to be so proud of yoursels aleia. What an amazing accomplishment!

Aleia said...

Hi Ms. Wall & Ms. Berman! I was pleasantly surprised to see your comments on my blog:) Thank you sooo much for EVERYTHING!!

Tiff Moser said...

Okay, wasn't expecting to cry but here I am BAWLING!!! I am so proud of you. What an accomplishment and what an amazing example. You were one of the people that inspired me to go back to school. Loved all the pictures. You look gorgeous in all of them. Love you guys and so proud of you! FREEEDOM!!!

The McAuley's said...

Wow! Congrats Aleia! :) That's awesome!!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! I am so impressed. I can't imagine how hard that was! What an accomplishment:) Glad to see you guys are doing well. Your girls are getting SO big - I can't believe it! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! congrats again!

Anthon and Ashleigh Perkins said...

Congratulations!! What an accomplishment! You're an inspiration to me... hopefully I will have a post like this in 2 years. too ;)

AudyCamp said...

Wow that is inspiring! I know how much work this is seeing my sister go through it & while being a Mom- kudos to you. Congrats!!