Saturday, May 7, 2011

WE DID IT!!!

Finals are over! I now have a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics Education!!! There are so many people that I need to thank though - this degree has truly been a group effort (as the title was supposed to suggest)! First - my Heavenly Father - I can't even begin to recount the many miracles I have witnessed this past two years. He has truly given me wisdom and strength above my own. My parents are next on my list to thank - and again - there is no way to recount all they have done for me. My kids have yet to go to daycare though - so that should speak volumes on what they have been doing the past two years (especially the 12 week stint of student teaching I just finished). They have been so much more than babysitters though - I can never thank them enough for all they have done/continue to do for us. I also am indebted to my incredible siblings - for babysitting, borrowing clothes, editing papers, and much much more. My extended family has been incredible as well - they have taken so much worry and burden off my shoulders by helping so generously with Paige's medical bills - as well as supporting me by traveling so far to come to graduation (I actually didn't send anyone graduation announcements because I wasn't even going to walk - I already had my degree and didn't think it should be a big deal - but I didn't take my name off the walking list in time - so I walked). I also have incredible friends who brought dinner during finals (every semester) - watched my kids (sometimes last minute) - and are always thinking of ways they can help me. The math faculty here at SUU is incredible - they have really gone above and beyond to help me get this degree. There are so many more people to thank - I just want to say - Thank You to everyone who has helped me - sounds so trite - but I really really mean it!

I found pictures from my last graduation - here I am in 2000 - same school (SUU) - different color tassel (brown - Economics) - same dress - different shoes though.


Here I am with my Grandma and Grandpa Alvey (and mom).

Grandma Alvey made the trip again - and I am sure Grandpa was there in spirit.


Caleb graduated as well - his tassel was the light brown of the business department. His college was at 8:30 this morning (which we missed - sorry Caleb - but had we not been aiming for 8:30, we would have never made it to my ceremony at 11:00) - so I just borrowed his robe for my ceremony. It worked out great for me that way - I didn't have to pay for a robe, but we also didn't get pictures together - this was the best we could do - the robe almost fit around both of us.


Thank you SUU - I have great memories from my (many, many) years here!

11 comments:

The Hojnackes said...

Congratulations!

Dan said...

Congratulations Heidi - your effort and faith are truly an inspiration to Sue and I (and everyone else I'm sure)!

Tasha said...

Great job - so inspired and impressed, even if you are teaching in Washington County - I guess we can still be friends :)

destiny said...

YEAH HEIDI! Congratulations on graduating! I am so in awe of all you have accomplished. You are such a great mom and person, I am so glad to know you! Good luck on your future teaching endeavors!

Celeste said...

Yay!! We're so excited for you. Have I ever told you your blog is my favorite to read? I always end up feeling a little more inspired after reading your great posts. I want to be just like you when I grow up!

Julie said...

Congratulations! I have fond memories of our economics classes when we were both getting our first degrees. You always were a good student! I hope you are blessed to have students who work as hard as you do.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Heidi! Someone finally beat my "5 years for a bachelor degree" record. Although in my defense I didn't have 5 kids to help me through it. Happy Mothers day too !!
Love, Michael.

Mariam said...

You are AWESOME!!!

Sara said...

So great!! Congratulations Heidi! You are amazing! I know what you mean about getting help from so many people, but I also know that you did an incredible amount of work and worry to make sure it all came together. Nice job!

P.S. I have one more project due and I'm done too. Wahoo! But I am not doing the graduation ceremony.

Sharon McKee said...

That is great! I am happy for you and think it is wonderful all that you have accomplished despite the challenges on the way. CONGRATS!!!

Brittany said...

Oh congrats! I'm so proud of you!!! You're an amazing woman =)