If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Checked That One Off

It is final.  I finally graduated with my DPT yesterday.

Now before you make the mistake of thinking that I am really smart, you should know that I took my sweet time with this and went the mother of 3 children route.  Just to answer a few questions that I have been asked frequently over the last few days:
1. Does this change your job?  No.  I will still be a part-time clinical sports medicine PT.  I have no desire to work full time, move into management, or anything like that.  I went for the clinical doctorate instead of the PhD because my desire is still to treat patients.

2.  So why get your DPT? Because I feel passionately called to serve others through physical therapy and this felt like something I needed to do in order to best live out that calling in my life.  Through this program, I learned a lot about the profession and treating patients that I would not have learned in the clinic alone.

So there.  It is done.  Now I can get back to the things that I enjoy most like spending time with family.


Lisa said...


Jenn said...

Congrats!! What an exciting time for all of you!!!!

Hunan Mommy said...

Congratulations! I only have a masters in business, so I can't imagine the hours it took you to accomplish your goal.

delawaregirl said...

Congratulations! I love the reason you have for earning this degree. And you look very pretty and smart in your cap and gown.

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