ASU for grad. school

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's official! I sent in my letter of intent to ASU today!

I was having such a hard time choosing which graduate program to go to. I had three really good programs to choose from, and I didn't feel God leading me one way or another. UofA was out of the running when I wasn't offered funding and had no prospect of a job. That left ASU and UofO- and since then, I have been torn. UofO would be such an adventure, but ASU would be safe and predictable. UofO was offering me funding, and ASU had not offered me anything. It was really hard to pass up free school. I made a pros/cons list (a very detailed, organized one) and still didn't feel the Lord leading my heart toward one school.

I don't think I am very good at listening to the Lord.... so, yesterday he hit me over the head with a 2x4 (in a good way). I found out that ASU will fund me completely and I will even receieve a stipend every month to pay for living expenses! It was the best day of my life... I literally felt the weight of the world leave my shoulders. The best part is, the Lord completely provided this for me. I did not receieve funding based on merit or anything that I myself, acheived... it was PROVIDED. Once again, the Lord showed up in a big way (as He always does). Of course there are always strings attached with financial aid, so I have agreed to work in early-intervention in the state of Arizona for four years after I graduate.

To further my excitement, I think we are going to rent Andrew's aunt's house in Tempe. This means we might be able to get a dog!!!!! Yesterday was one of the best days of my life :)


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Alexandra said...

Wooohooo! How cool!? Congratulations!

Ryan & Alex said...

That is awesome news!!! God is good!

Manders said...