Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Results Are In...

We've been waiting for this day for close to two months. In late October Andy took the grueling eight-hour Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. It's a national exam that ALL engineers have to take; it's basically the first major hurdle on the way to becoming a professional engineer and a mandatory requirement for graduation.

To say the least, Andy was nervous about it. He didn't feel great about the test after taking it, despite his countless hours and weeks of preparation. To make things worse, results would take 10-weeks. I, playing the role of supportive wife, had full confidence in my husband. He is incredibly intelligent, disciplined and studious, not to mention he's been blessed with the gift of being an amazing tes-taker. Still, I recognized Andy's concern and felt a few butterflies in my stomach for him.

So, this morning, the e-mail came in. Andy's test results were ready. After a login/password issue, we were finally able to download the letter stating whether he had passed or failed (no percentages, just PASS/FAIL).

The stress that floated out of Andy's body was almost tangible. I'm sure he felt a sense of relief, but pride (the good kind) too. His hard work has paid off and he is one step closer to graduation and beginning work as a civil engineer.
I'm so proud of Andy! He is never satisfied with anything less than his very best. He does not take for granted the opportunity he has been given to go back to school and receive his Masters; as a result, he works incredibly hard to ensure every homework assignment, paper, project, presentation and test reflect not only his passion for engineering, but education in general. He's pretty amazing!


Joni said...

Way to go Andy!

Candace said...

Yea! Andy, We are so proud of you! Good job Bekah on being such a great supportive wife!

Laun and Catherine said...