As of today, I am a member of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Class of 2013!!!
I can't tell you how excited I am!! All of my friends from WKU, and some others, have all been accepted to U of L too. Some have been accepted by both U of L and UK; as of right now, I haven't. I'm ok with that though: U of L has always been my first choice. It feels so good knowing that my 4 years of hard work at WKU have paid off and that I get to pursue the career I've dreamed about since the 7th grade. It's also great knowing that I'm going into school with a solid group of friends who will be there for me and who will be going through it all with me. Not to mention all of my other friends from home and WKU, and my amazing family. I'm so blessed.
The embarassing part of all of this is that in all of the excitement last night (I found out at 11:30 pm CT) I forgot to thank God for this opportunity until at least an hour after I got the news. I was too preoccupied with calling all of my family and friends and spreading the news. It wasn't until I took a break from the calling (so I could take a breath!) that I even thought to pray. I was reveling in the congratulations and the fact that I'm going to dental school rather than thanking the One who made it all possible.
I should have thanked God right off the bat, but I let my pride get the better of me. For the last 4 years, He has been the One who has given me the strength to make it through my toughest classes. More than that, He's the One who gave me such a passion to be a dentist in the first place. NONE of this would even be possible without God laying my plans out before me. I am so thankful and AMAZED that God works in these ways. It's an incredible feeling knowing that my plans and God's plans are one in the same; there are no words to describe it. Our God is an incredible, gracious, and giving God. I am so thankful for this awesome opportunity He's blessed me with.