Monday, May 13, 2013

Associates Degree!

I graduated in high school in 2009. I went on to college that August and in September, my whirlwind of hospital stays and health problems began and have yet to let up. Four years later, here I am! I am a graduate of Maysville Community and Technical College with an Associate in Arts degree. I was feeling down about two weeks ago because it feels like most everyone that I graduated with is graduating with the bachelors degrees this year or are moving on to bigger and better things such as med school. But, then I took a second and realized, all of our paths are different. Nobody that I graduated with has dealt with what I have the past four years and I haven't dealt with what they have either. We are on our own roads and my road has finally led me to receiving my degree! I have worked SO hard for this degree. There have been teachers who haven't understood, ones that have worked with me to help me through, tons of make up work, tons of missed work, and my advisor that I have been so blessed with to help me get through it all.
My advisor, Wendy Noble, has been my rock this past semester. She has been there for me, fought for me, helped me, talked me through problems, and walked with me every step of the way. I don't know how I got so lucky to have such an amazing advisor, but she is honestly one of a kind. Thank you Mrs. Noble!!!
I am going to leave you with this. Never give up. You can do whatever you set your mind to. I have been through everything to get this degree that would normally only take two years but here I am four years later and I am beyond happy. "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13



  1. Katie this was one of the most touching, emotional and inspirational things I have ever read. I am so very proud of you for being such a tough cookie and fighting your way to achieve your degree. I know it wasn't easy. You guys have and are going through much more than most of us can possibly imagine. Some people try to fight the fight themselves and always end up losing. Im so glad that you have
    found the ultimate fighter and let Him carry youb to
    your victory. Jesus will always have the strength andb will never let you down and that is the greates
    t lesson to learn in life. Sadly many people will never get to know that awesome love.

    I love you both dearly and await the next chapter.

  2. Katie, you have no reason to feel down whatsoever. It is also taking me longer than expected to get my degree. Like you said, no one in our class has gone through what you have to achieve their dreams and you did it! A professor once told me that it doesn't matter how long it takes you as long as you have done your best. He told me that he intentionally extended his graduation so that he could take his time and do well in all of is courses. At the end of the day what matter is that you got the degree and I just wanted to say Congratulations!!!