19 December 2009

he passed!!!!

after one Masters in Social Work completed, then 3,000 supervised clinical hours over two years working, many many nights studying at the library, several large boring textbooks read, various podcasts listened to, a bunch of practice tests taken, and a whole lot of prayers offered

THOMAS ROBERTSON PASSED HIS CLINICAL LICENSE EXAM ON HIS VERY FIRST TRY WITH FLYING COLORS THIS MORNING!!!!


we hardly told a soul he was taking it because we had heard horror stories of people taking it nine times...etc. before passing. it is a beast and he CONQUERED it no problem! :)

the kids and i tried to keep ourselves occupied this morning. we made him cookies and a "we are proud of you" sign because we would have been no matter what and then he called with the great news and so i knew i had an hour until he would be home from honolulu.

i cried a few happy tears then we got all dressed up, ordered pizza, made juice and got the table set, straightened up the house, cranked up the upstanding youth tunes and got ready for "daddy's party"!


ambrose practiced saying, "GOOD JOB DADDY!" with large amounts of enthusiasm over and over while asher and i kept watch for his arrival.


that is one relieved man.

i think we will all sleep well tonight for sure. with this license comes a big promotion at work that he has already been promised, better pay, more doors opening for him professionally, and the end of a very hard year for our family.


life will never be "practically perfect in every way" but this is where the clouds part for us and i couldn't be more thrilled for my smart, capable husband and our happy little family.

thanks to all of you loved ones for cheering us on this year. it hasn't been an easy one and in some ways it has been the best year ever (that seems strange to say, but true.)

HOORAY!!!!!!!!

26 comments:

star said...

Congrats to you all for such a BIG accomplishment! I hope 2010 brings all the things you are hoping for!

Shanae said...

HUGE!!!!!! I hope I can soon do the same. Party for one more day & then it's time too save the WORLD. good job brother!!

echo said...

CONGRATS TOM!!!! i am so happy for you and your little cute family.
it looks like you guys had a fun celebration too. great job.

boo face mcjones said...

that is AWESOME!!! congratulations thomas (and family)!

i love hearing such wonderful news for such a wonderful family!

liko said...

yay!!! woohoo thomas!! what a great day!! i'm soooo very happy for you guys!!

stef j. said...

YYYAAAAAAAYY!!! congrats thomas!! what an awesome christmas present for y'all :)

lorieloo said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH FOR YOU ALL!

Melissa said...

awesome!!! Way to work hard Thomas.

I love your little celebration! So cute! :)

Brady and Rachel said...

CONGRATULATION! What a way to get ready to start a new and exciting year!

Jessica F. said...

CONGRATULATIONS! There is no better feeling than finding out that your husband passed a huge test that will change so much.

laurel said...

Wonderful! Congratulations. I can't help but admire you Stephanie for being so supportive of Thomas.

and again, the word verification is "teeem." I swear I don't make this stuf up. You guys are obviously a great "teeem"

laurel said...

stuff. whoops...

ok now seriously... is someone playing a joke on me??? The word verification is now "typown" HOW CAN THAT BE!!!???

The Pixton Family said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Carrie said...

I could just feel the excitement and pride pouring from this page, and it's infectious! I'm so excited for you guys! Hooray to marrying smart husbands and hooray to starting new chapters in life!!!

Ashley said...

We are so proud of Thomas! Your boys are darling all dressed up with their hair combed.

melissa marie said...

i'm so excited for you! and ambrose for saying he's proud of his daddy. awesome.

lizzie said...

Excellent work Thomas and family.

Rebecca Waldron said...

Wow this post made me so excited and I don't even know Thomas! I'm so happy for you all. Congratulations! You have an awesome little family and deserve the best. And what a cute little party you had!

diana palmer said...

i am overflowing with joy! the party made it all the more exciting. and thomas had such a great look on his face. you've all done such a wonderful job, and are examples to all! especially you, asher.

Smiths said...

Well done Thomas! I hope you wore your fancy soccer shoes for the celebration- 2009 of coarse. The shoe thing reminds me of my dream of being a cartoon character- issued one outfit for all occasions.

Thomas said...

Thanks everyone! I'm just glad I'm done studying. I took too long getting ready for the test, but I guess being over prepared is better than being under prepared, right? And yes, the party was an awesome surprise to come home to. Anyway, I told myself that all I really wanted for Christmas was to pass this test, so I guess it's too last to ask for a 60" flat screen HDTV with Internet hook up and a blu-ray home entertainment system with surround sound.

Matti said...

Can I get a hoot-e-hoooooooooooooo!!!!!! Whoop whoop!! And sha-BANG!! Way to go Thomas! We are very proud too. And had we been in town we'd have been running by your house with streamers! Congrats!! Haha...my verification word is bilychoo. That sounds like a fun exciting word to yell out too. Very fitting for this comment. It's kind of like the hillbilly version of Chihoo. ;-)

kimball said...

What a relief. Congratulations. The flat screen is in the mail.

ashley said...

so, you mentioned the test, i didn't realize what a big deal it was! congrats my friend! you guys deserve all the good that will come from all the hard work and sacrifice!

Bille said...

Good jog Thomas! How nice that you found out the same day and did not have to wait for weeks and weeks for the results. Congratulations!

Holladay Photo said...

yay! i can definitely identify with the excitement of getting through that milestone (: i think i was a bit over prepared too- because who the hec wants to go through the hassle twice? i know many doors will open for Thomas- there are great jobs out there and Thomas is a wonderful social worker-- congrats!