Friday, November 28, 2008

40 to 40 (Gratitude 23)

I am grateful for a good education. In my family, there was never a question if we were going to college. We just were and I never thought to question that. But then I am also a natural student.

My dad had a semester or two of college but never finished. My mom finished high school. But they both instilled a value in education in us.

My twin graduated a semester ahead of me due to some advanced placement testing. She earned the distinction of the first person on my mom's side to finish college. We both went to the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. I got my MA at Bradley in Peoria, IL.

Interestingly, not only did all three of us kids go to undergrad, we all have master level degrees.

Though there was pressure to achieve in school, I am thankful for having that value of education and that I was able to go both to undergrad and grad school.



Melissa said...


I love your "40 to 40"! You amaze me, you really do!

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend! I love you,

Lelia Chealey said...

Hi Amy!
Yes, Alyssa spent Thanksgiving with us..actually spent Wednesday night with my sister and baked! Thank You Jesus!
You are a blessing!