Just want to say thanks!

  1. hey everybody & good morning. i'm new but i just wanted to let you know what an inspiration & truly a caring community you guys are that carries people through their toughest times.
    a little of my story...i've got 6 wonderful kids (3 of my own, 3 stepchildren) & my years of nursing school were not easy. i worked fulltime up until my 4th year & those last 2 years were absolute hell. my husband (now ex) became an alcoholic & we divorced (after being put in a mental hospital, stalking me, taking my kids away, locking me out of my house, trying to run me over, & finally ending in a shoot out w/police & is now in jail), my son, who was 6 at the time, was sexually molested, my father had a massive heart attack & airlifted to a hospital 300 miles away & i had to go down there to help my mom, my grandpa had a heart attack & 5 months later, died of renal failure (god rest his soul, i miss him so much) & that's just to name a few.
    but the one thing i wanted was to finish nursing school, & in may, at the age of 27, i graduated. but i knew i still had that one big test to take. i found this forum while trying to find study materials & have read it religiously everyday, the stories of heartbreak & happiness & i felt for those who did not pass their nclex & elated for those who had.
    well, it was my turn on wed the 30th. the morning started out good, made it to the testing site 1/2 hr early, my boyfriend came with to support me (& even sat in the car the entire time i was testing, gotta love him), & some guy asked me out outside of mcdonalds (& he was even cute!) & had to shoot him down (i love my bf dearly & no one could ever compare), while my bf went to the br. i took my test, & it shut off at 95! i walked out knowing i didn't pass! but i had a glimmer of hope, checked all that day (nothing), got up early the next day & checked (nothing) & by noon, i knew i hadn't passed, & i was a mess. my dreams had come crashing down on me, my 4 yrs of hard work for nothing, after all i had been through. my bf came home for dinner & actually left work early to come home & comfort me. but then, i was reading this forum, & beginning to feel better after reading all the stories of people who didn't pass the 1st time & i knew i'd be able to do it again. i thought, i'm going to check one more time...and it was there! i had passed! and i started crying all over again, but this time because i was so happy!
    i justed wanted to tell you all how great you guys are! the support that you give each other is phenomenal & having people like you make things like this so much easier!! again, thank you for helping me through a very tough time, even though you didn't know it. now i'm going to start spending some much needed time with my kids, because even though i've been through a lot, they've suffered the most not having their mom around!!:1luvu:

    gemfaith , rn
    p.s. sorry it's so long
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   suzy253
    Wow...you certainly have been through a lot during the stressful nursing school experience. And it has all payed off for you. Congratulations RN!!! Best wishes for a wonderful future.
  4. by   Chiefy
    Best wishes in your new career. You traveled a long and stressful road to get to this point. Im glad you were able to keep it together although Im sure sometimes didn't feel to together. Be proud of yourself. So happy that everything worked out for you. Do something for yourself this weekend and enjoy!
  5. by   Tweety
    Congratulations!!! You definately needed a little good news eh?
  6. by   DolphinRN84
    Congratulations!!! You are another example of inspiration for others out there that will be taking the exam. Go and enjoy yourself! You truly deserve it Congratulations again!
  7. by   RNKay31
    Wow! That was alot to go through, but thankGod you overcome it all, this is a very good example, for those who are really go through, to take a look at your post and know it is doable, may God bless you. Congrats
  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    Congratulations on passing the NCLEX! You've triumphed through so much lately, and you will be an inspiration for all those reading this board. Best wishes to you!

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