Want to know something?
Want to know something special?
Really, really special and exciting?
Ok, ok, I'll tell you. ;-D
This is how my story goes...
All week long I've been anticipating the mail. Every single day I wait patiently until our mail lady (that's right...not a mail man, a mail lady) comes around the cul-de-sac to our house. And all week, I haven't received what I've been waiting for.
And then Thursday arrives.
Thursday, the mail happens to come early and I spot our mail lady across the street at 2:30. My anticipation grows as she walks around the cul-de-sac and finally makes it to our house. I exit the front door, sprint down the porch steps, open the mail box, shuffle anxiously through the envelopes...
And then my eyes light on my name. My name.
I pull it out of the stack, glance at the return address. Is it? Is it?
Yes. Yes it's exactly what I've been waiting for!
I nervously and with much excitement run back into the house, calling for my mom. You see, I was too anxious to open the letter myself. My mom smiles at me, rips open the envelope, her eyes soaking in the words.
She grins and quotes... "You have successfully completed both the written and the performance tests of the Medicaid Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation..."
I jump! I grin! I'm breathless! I'm so excited! So blessed! All in the very same moment.
Do you know what this means?
This long awaited moment?
This means...that I am a Certified Nursing Assistant!
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."