Tonight I am doing my last overnight shift as chaplain at Hillcrest, officially completing my training I was asked by the church to do. I will have to write essays for evaluations (like finals) for both the VA and Hillcrest, and then I am finished…
Just in time for orientation in Salt Lake in October!
That was close!
I also took and passed finals for my summer classes, without getting to study or having any materials, and so got approved to do my comps in November. Then I will be done with my Master of Divinity degree, which is required for chaplains. I did in only two semesters by attending three schools at once and taking 12 graduate hours at each.
That was insane.
It seemed impossible when the church talked to us about it all a year ago, but now it is very nearly done! I can’t believe it! And we did it in a year like they asked!
Kudos to Nathan and the many family and friends who supported us, gave rides to our children, and generally tried to keep us sane during a very intense season in our lives.
I will continue my post-doc Jewish studies, but am very glad this extra piece is finished!
Well, finished if I can pass comps this fall…
But no more preaching for now… because talks at church don’t count, right?!