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Thank-you Son

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So I have finally come to the end of a grueling 4 year BSN program, and likely won't be valedictorian, nor will have an opportunity to stand up and make a toast, so I figure that this a place where I can take the podium and speak. You are reading page 3 of Thank-you Son. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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That was a real and beautiful thankyou letter, it brought tears to my eyes.

I knew a nurse in a similuar circumstances as you, I do not know if she is stillusing her degree. she was later injuries in a MVA. On a happy note;

at Barry University when my best friend graduated, they have each graduate name a important person or family who help them the most graduate from college in any field or degree and the graduate gave a small version of a diploma fold with a thankyou for helping me graduate it had a nice note imbose into it with the special person name imbose in it. That was a wonderful surprise.

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ws582 has 7 years experience and specializes in Rehab/LTC, Post OH, Med/Surg, Hospice.

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Your article is one of the most touching I have read on this site. It brought me to tears. I too am a single mom that struggled through college, and my son was what gave me strength to get through it. Thank you so much for posting it. It will be an inspiration to other parents struggling to get through. CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU GUYS MADE IT!!!

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OMG! I thank you! As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I can relate to the struggle you endured. I'm just now starting my pre-req's and I just made some major decisions so that I can go back to school. I'm not getting any financial assistance, I'm paying out of pocket. In order for me to attend this semester I had to pay a big fee, therefore, I didn't pay my car note, water bill, (water got cut off today as we speak), going to get jugs of water so that me and my kids can bath. I'm a single mother of 2 girls. We have had to move several time, kids stay home alone, so that I can work. But I know that the choice I made a few weeks ago to continue my nursing degree will pay off in the end

Again I thank you for your post and it has proven to me that it can be done.

Thank you!

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I consider myself one of the most stoic people here. I almsot NEVER get all emotional over a post. This one got to me. This OP is perhaps the best I have read of this type.

Congratulations on your graduation ... and for raising what sounds like a fine son. Good luck to both of you in your new lives ahead.

I hope you win the article contest -- and use the prize to do something really fun with your son.

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LaughingRN specializes in ER.

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Wow,

Thanks everyone for your kind responses, I wasn't really expecting this. I was a little nervous publishing this letter, I wasn't quite sure if it would be received well. (I'm very glad I did now)

Thank you to all the people who shared their stories as well, it takes a certain amount of bravery to admit that life is a sometimes a struggle.

Thank you Brian for the honorary award. I do intend on printing out this entire thread eventually, including the medal. I'll let my son read it at a later time when he's older and can understand.

Thanks again everyone.

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This was so touching, and an encouragment that there will be an end! I am in the food line and bed bug phase with my three children as a single mom! Congradulations for not losing sight of the goal.

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Gator FNP specializes in family, internal, pediatric.

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Wow, I'm still crying too! I wish you every success for the future. You did it!:yeah:

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cardiac mama has 5 years experience and specializes in telemetry/oncology/icu.

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Your letter brought back all the memories of the hard journey of school and what our loved ones endure to see us through. Congrats on your degree and upcoming marriage, what a wonderful job you have done with this letter to your son, and what a great outlook you have. Somebody pass the Kleenex please. I hope you win the award and have a great future ahead.:yeah:

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Blueorchid is a ASN, RN and specializes in Trauma ICU.

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Wow...not many articles here really make me well up. What a wonderful reminder for all of us to be thankful for what we have. So much respect for single moms getting their education.

You've got one special boy there too, I hope both you and him go far. You're gonna fly :)

(Congrats on the marriage and graduation too!)

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wow, this brought tears to my eyes. i just finished writing a thank you to my son; he's turning 21 on the 19th of this month. your story hit home for me on so many different levels. i too attempted to go to school for nursing when my son was three and my daughter 18months. all the late nights keeping them up, dragging them to class with me. living in 9 different places, my youngest spent her first christmas in shelter we were living in that featured us on channel 5 in chicago in 1991.

we even lived in the storage room at my job, playing "camp out", at least that's what i told them, because i had to make a decision to either pay the rent or pay the sitter; at least paying the sitter ensured i would keep my job.

my youngest just graduated high school the 30th may this year and received a full academic scholarship to wheaton college. i enrolled and was accepted into a lpn program in springfield illinois. i quit my job and here i am.

i wished i had finished school when my children were young like yours, so they could have benefitted from it as well.

kudos to both you and your little guy....you're his shero and inspiration!

congratulations to you both!

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chicookie has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds Hem, Onc, Med/Surg.

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Aw it made me tear up! That was just so nice. :D

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