Posted by Brad on June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 15 Comments
I’d like to welcome all of the new students in Paducah 19F. What was your favorite part of the night?
Realizing I was a ” Brown Book ” and not a ” Blue Book!” I normally dont show emotions well. Dr.B brought it out of me on the first night of class, by one simple question.” Why are you here?” I wasnt forced to answer but given the chance. Upon first thought of the question I thought, This will be easy, nobody here knows me. Lets just say my classmates know me better than most of my true friends after the first night of class with Dr.B!
I really enjoyed our first class and look forward to next Thursday.
I am definitely a “Brown Book”!! A lot of the stories that were told last night made me realize how fortunate we all are. I loved it. Dr B is amazing! I learned so much. Thank you 19 F for allowing me to tell you a little about myself. “Why are you here?” was a lot harder to answer than i thought! I can honestly say i have never been asked that question. I feel so proud to be a part of such a great class.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about going back to school. My wife has earned her degree and I asked her the other night in a childish tone, “Is it going to be hard?” She laughed and not only assured me but encouraged me because things are different now as opposed to when I just got out of high school. Each part of last night was an answered prayer. It is hard to pin down my favorite part because from 6 to 10 was great, but I think the honesty that was shared while we answered why we were there is my favorite part. While I listened to each story that was shared, I kept constantly thinking about the word “hope.” After Dr. Brad asked that question, that was the word that immediately popped into my mind. And as each person shared, the word hope just kept coming back. There was hope in each voice and in mine too. And in our professor’s voice. Not a hope that may make us think of something negative like a desparation for something, but hope that gives confidence. We are all pressing forward toward a goal, one that is worthy of achieving and hope was instilled in my heart last night, by my professor and other classmates. We all hope to make it. We all hope to achieve this goal and the fact that we are going to be together means that we can continually encourage each other. I seen a confident desire to achieve this goal in my classmates. And I seen a confident deisre in my professor to show that we can acheive this goal. With the both of those together I received encouragement that replaced any bit of anxiety that was ever there.
When you said that we can speed read through the chapters;)
Misty you are too funny…
Thanks you are to you had me laughing the whole night
I really like my colors on the blog to
I am so so excited about this next chapter in my life called a education. I am ready to be proud of Felicia and I know this class and this degree will only help in this process. I absolutely enjoyed myself Thursday night! Excited about the awesome teacher and peers in this class!! My favorite part is when Dr. B said Think about that one its free” I cracked up!! (hope I remembered that right )
See everyone Thursday!! And I’m a brown book mos def!! lol
Thursday night I was very nervous and didn’t know what to think of the class. After getting to know everyone, and realizing that I am going to be a “brown book” girl, the nerves calmed. Looking forward to next week!!
I liked learning more about everybody in the class. It was interesting to learn about the traumatic events have occured in nearly all of our lives. And that in some ways, these events are what drive and motivate us to better ourselves by earning a college degree or whatever else we strive to accomplish.
Well, I don’t have just one favorite part. The whole night was great! I feel so blessed to have Dr. B as my professor, He is awesome! I enjoyed getting to know all of my classmates, they are a great group. After all the laughter and tears, I know this is gonna be a great year!!!!! C ya next week. 🙂
I guess I’d have to say my favorite part was explaining why I am here. I feel like my story is unique from everyone elses. I was on dialysis from April 2008 until March 2012. But my misfortune started way before then, probably senior year in high school sounds about right. I started experimenting with this drug and that drug and eventually, before I turned 19, was addicted to “crack”, and believe me it is absolutely not something I am proud of. I feel like God tested me and was trying to show me the way by taking away from me in order for me to see the “big picture.” After 2 years on dialysis, I got back on the transplant list but still had positive drug tests. Finally after almost one full year completely clean and sober, I got the call I had been hoping to get for four years. They found ,e a kidney, I feel like that was God’s reward for passing the test. Proving to HIM that I can live a sober life. Looking forward to thursday night, it’s been a busy, busy week.
I’m right along with Jason…i walked away from our first class together with an overload of hope for not only my future but the entire classroom’s. The part of the class I enjoyed the most was sharing our stories to one another. Each story moved me and again- spread hope that we are not alone in this journey called life and although we may have different paths, for now we all came together at this point in our lives to better ourselves and our families.What a great class to unite and begin with while we each learn from our own “issues of life” and “why we are here” at this moment in time. Cheers to getting the most out of life and most importantly enjoying the ride. *It’s all about the journey* filled with joy that I have the opportunity to share two years of mine with the people of 19F.
I really enjoyed hearing everyone’s story of how they got to this point in their lives. It is interesting to hear the various backgrounds and journeys. The people of 19F are a very special group of people and it makes me sad that I will only have 4 more weeks with them.
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