My Oral Defense took place on April 1st, 2014. I let me kiddos celebrate a successful evening WAY past their bedtime :) On April 8th, my transcripts were officially changed to state I earned my doctoral degree! These 4+ years have been long and difficult, but sometimes the greatest things in life are the most difficult. I am lucky to have so many incredible people in my life who have helped more than they'll ever know! To my husband in particular, THANK YOU! I am beyond blessed to do life with you by my side.