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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

How He Delivered!

I am up and dressed for the day. Even though Mr. Incredible would rather I stay home for another day, I have things I need to do at school today and I have my last final tonight. The principal excused me from morning duty this morning which is a good thing. How much good would I be if I can only look in one direction?

My sweetheart is driving me to school today and to the chiropractor and to my final tonight. They have been so much help this weekend. The girls did the laundry, my sweet husband went to the grocery store and fixed our meals. I am not one to let my family do so much, so I'm trying to let them, but I would rather be up and adam too.

I just had to share what God did for me on Friday, before I burst! As ya'll know, I taught school in the morning, and then left before lunch to go take the biology Clep test. I felt His peace that passes all understanding but I was anxious to begin the test. Finally, it was time. In all of my computerized tests, I have a system of jotting down the question number of answers that I'm not sure about so that I can return to those questions when I am finished. This test had 110 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

Eagerly, I began the test. By the time I had reached question #20, I looked down at my paper and realized I had marked 18 out of the 20 questions to go back and look over. Oiy! Two questions in to the test, I knew that I was in trouble. I knew that the Maker of biology was right there with me, but halfway through the test, I said, "Where are you?" My mind began to decide that I would take geology this summer to fulfill my one remaining science credit, because this clearly was not going to do it.

Still, I pressed on. I reached the end of the test with a few minutes to spare. I started going back over the questions that I had marked. I changed 2 answers and then felt like that was it. I needed to end the test. I hit "End" expecting to show my failing scores, instead, and much to my surprise, I passed! I was so stunned that I asked the test administrator if she could look at my screen and confirm what my eyes thought they saw. She laughed and said, "Congratulation! You passed." Still not convinced, I asked her to print out my test results. I was overjoyed and stunned because clearly it was the Lord who enabled me to pass!

Armed with my test scores, I headed over to the book store to pick up my cap and gown. I was on cloud nine! Before leaving campus, I decided to take my scores to the registrar's office who sent me to the admissions office. They were nice until they informed me that my Clep test would only award 4 semester credit hours instead of the promised 8 semester credit hours that my advisers had told me to expect. I was stunned because I was counting on 7 hours in order to graduate.

Holding back the tears, the admissions office encouraged me to quickly go see a general advisor. I walked in and gave my plight to the receptionist, who looked at her scheduling book, where there is not an opening for weeks, but then ushered me in to an adviser's office. Still fighting back tears, I explained my situation to the advisor, the one I had never met before. I began praying for the impossible....and He heard my petitions!

After what seems hours, but was probably only 15 minutes, she smiled and said, "Come with me." We walked back to the registrar's office where the man in charge was sitting (he was not there 30 minutes ago). She explained my situation and then showed him my transcript from Baylor University. They never counted my Anatomy and Physiology grade from Baylor (I must add this was way before my 4.0 GPA days). He smiled and explained that they would add the 4 semester credit hours on to my transcript and that I could graduate as scheduled! Hallelujah.

What you don't know is that I took Anatomy & Physiology 2 times at Baylor. As an over achiever personality, this has always bugged me! Amazingly, the Lord once again redeemed my past. He turned my failures into success as only He can do. I told my mom a few weeks ago that I felt like God was setting the stage to show His glory....and wow did He ever!

On Saturday morning I will put on my cap and gown, my honor banner and my cords and proudly receive the long awaited diploma that the Lord encouraged me to obtain. Hand in hand, He and I will finish the race that He called me to run....and I am so looking forward to that day!

Joyfully,
Kristi

11 comments:

The Real Me! said...

That is completely WONDERFUL my friend. How great is ALL of that. I'm so happy for you girlfriend.
Woo! Hoo!
Big GIANT hugs to you.
Kim

Southern Comfort said...

I'm so glad that things worked out so you could graduate on schedule. Enjoy Saturday morning-you've earned it!

crittyjoy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL story. Our God is just so wonderful!

I took one clep test in college and was so nervous I just could not remember anything....and yet I passed too :)

Congratulations GRADUATE!

(I miss your WFW and hope you get to come back soon!)

Melanie said...

What a great testimony to God's goodness! Congrats, Kristi!

ilovemy5kids said...

All that work - WOW! You are in need of a vacation!

Congrats my sweet friend! The Lord is truly going to use you mightly to encourage others in the days to come!

Kathy S. said...

Awsome God that He is never ceases to love on us! I love this story! In all the details...from the past for today!

Congratulations!!

bp said...

This totally gave me chills to read your post! I couldn't have imagined that after reading your post the other day. How amazing and wonderful!! I'm so happy for you.

Beth in NC said...

Oh Kristi, that is such wonderful news. Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Way to go Kristi! How awesome the way the Lord worked through that situation...WOW. I'm so proud of you and all your hard work, too. You're such an inspiration to me!

Blessings, sweet one!
Tracy

Colored With Memories said...

this gives me chills! what a testament to the lord's goodness. how exciting. many congrats to you!!!

sister sheri said...

Kristi... Praise God!

Three times I have been bitten by not have the correct number of credits... in High School, Junior College... and College Graduation. Common factor: me! But never my fault... always a miscommunications... hmmm... I wonder how my life would have been different?