Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One amazing update!

Well, since the last update about grad schools, which you can read here, I have heard back from all FOUR grad schools I applied to, Matt has a job, and we know where we're going to be living.

First, I want to say that God is so so so amazing. Yesterday I was having a really hard time because I had been either rejected or waitlisted from 3 graduate programs. I started catastrophizing and convincing myself that I wasn't going to get in to the program I needed to. I had no back-up plan whatsoever.

Then today, after lunch with my amazing maid of honor, Mary, I checked my status on the program's website. And what do you know, it went from "We are currently reviewing your application" to "We would like to offer you admission to the PhD program"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was that enough exclamation points? I don't know if I could tell you how excited I was. My roommate wasn't home at the time, as I may have scared her with my sudden screaming and jumping around. But, after making many phone calls and sending many prayers of thanks, it finally began to sink in.

I got accepted to a PhD program in Criminology in the area where my future husband as a job. 

Oh. My. I am/We are so lucky for this to have worked out. I applied to 4 grad schools, one in Texas, one in Tennessee, one in Connecticut, and one in Washington state, with the hope that I would be accepted to as many as possible so Matt could have the greatest probability of getting a job, etc.

So, the past two weeks have been a roller coaster with all the no's/maybe's coming in and then Matt for sure getting the job. And then today was just perfect. I don't know about funding yet, so still praying that that comes through. But, what I do know is:
  • Matt & I know where we'll be living
  • I have heard back from every grad school and was accepted to the one that really matters
  • Matt has a job and it can support both of us
Yes, we are quite blessed. We are so thankful and now the epic apartment search begins! 


  1. Aw, that is awesome! Congratulations!!!

  2. YAYYYY!!! I hope you are coming to Bible Study tomorrow so I can give you a gigantic hug!

  3. Isn't it great how sometimes everything seems to fall together all at once? Congratulations!

  4. i'm a new follower and just wanted to say congrats to getting into the program!