Tuesday, December 8, 2009

He passed!!!

Anthony passed his really difficult class!!!!! We are both beside ourselves excited at how incredibly awesome this is!!! Seriously, we both had lots of reasons and stories about how ridiculous his one professor was, but in the end there wasn't much we could do about it except try to play by her rules, no matter how insane. All semester Anthony has been averaging 79's or 80's on the exams and that is with studying nonstop everyday. You need an 84 to pass the class, so we figured he would need a 90 on the comprehensive final to get the score he needed. Umm, we were both pretty sure that that wasn't going to happen. SO, Anthony still studied really hard but we both resigned ourselves to him having to repeat the course. He didn't turn in his paperwork for clinicals next semester, and he went ahead and reregistered himself for the same class for next semester.

And then, miracle of all miracles, Anthony called me today to tell me that he got a 93 on the exam!!! The neatest part is that the exam was just as hard as the previous exams but Anthony has worked so hard and learned so many different study strategies over the semester that it is like they all came together for this exam. I cannot tell you how much of a surprise and fall-down-on-your-knees blessing this is. This class has been such a trial for both of us, involving a lot of tears and disappointment at different times in the past few months. But, we pulled through and persevered and the Lord DEFINITELY blessed us tremendously. Even in the past few weeks leading up to this test, we both were feeling a lot of peace about what was happening and we trusted that maybe there was a reason that Heavenly Father wanted Anthony to retake this course (like maybe there was something he didn't learn the first time around that he would learn the second time that would save someone's life down the road).

So, thank you, thank you, thank you Heavenly Father, and congratulations to Anthony for all of his hard work and perseverance. Some of his classmates dropped the course after the first two tests, thinking that there was no way they could make the grade. It is a testament to Anthony's true love and desire for learning what he needs to know that he didn't take the easy way out and drop the class. He continued to study his booty off and work hard just so he could learn as much as he could, not expecting that he would get the grade he needed. I married the best man in the world :)


CJB said...

Congratulations! This makes me so happy, Jon and I have had so many frustrations dealing with annoying teachers! We feel your pain :(

Happy said...

Oh my gosh, I am seriously SOOOOOOO excited and happy for you guys!!!!!!! I can't wait until Jared comes back into the room so I can tell him!!! Actually, after I write this I'll probably run across the house to tell him. That is seriously so incredibly awesome!!! Congrats to both of you!!! I know how it feels to know that your husband is one step closer to being done with school for good!!!

The Driaza Jrs. said...

Congrats Anthony on passing the exam & good for you Virginia for being his support! Hang in there! It'll be over in no time!

Mom and Dad Lagana said...

ANTHONY we are so Very Very Very PROUD of your Strength Determination and Dedication to complete this class even if you didn't think you would pass it. AND WITH A 93!!!!!!!!
As with everything you have ever done, once you set your mind to it
you master it. And the fact this was so crazy hard because of the way the testing was done shows even more your tenacious faith. And Virginia, you know what they say... "Behind every good man is a Good Woman"!!! LOVE and CONGRATULATIONS to BOTH of YOU!!