Nearly a full year after graduating from law school, it's now official - I have passed the Louisiana Bar Exam. And yes, I did take it in July, and it has truly been a roller coaster ride since then.
Last October, I got the news I had failed the July 2010 exam. Yeah. Wow. A most humbling experience. So, a month later for my scheduled appointment with Bar Admissions Committee I headed down to New Orleans to find out just what went wrong. There I was greeted with the “Oops, we misgraded your exam. You didn’t fail, but you didn’t pass. You’ll have to pass two more sections and retake them in February.” Well, they might as well have told me I passed. At that point, I was happy to be a 1 in 5,000 statistic that had their exam misgraded.
My boss is one of the reasons I moved from the most wonderful Birmingham to Shreveport. He gave me time to study and we moved forward at the office. The last week of February I went to re-take those sections.
And, then came TODAY. Before I could even access the website, I had a call from one of my greatest friends with the news - there isn’t anyone I would have rather had tell me I passed! And it was followed by e-mail with a picture of his computer screen with the pass list pulled up. Awesome.
The Lord orchestrates things perfectly; who better to tell me I passed than one of my biggest encouragers through law school?
And I had this sweet girl - Linden Brooke - cheering me on today - look at those cheeks! Her cuteness is a reason all on its own to celebrate!
Today is good. This is a blessing. And praise Him from whom all blessings flow.