First of all, this post is not to boast of anything but give all the glory to God. I am still currently in a state of shock, even as I just received a text message from one of my fellow board takers. She said I passed and it’s it the papers now. My first response was of disbelief and after a few more moments, more of disbelief. It must have been some kind of a joke or something — this was my initial response.
I practically conditioned myself to do a retake this September because in all honesty I took the board exam last month against my will. I had to give it to the hubby for pushing me to take the board. He had faith in me when I barely had anything to hold on to because of several things. First I was hospitalized, I was physically drained. Second, I dropped out of my review class which cost us more than a hundred dollars. It was money down the drain already. And that review class was important to better the odds at all for me to make it. The day before the exam I had quite a discussion with the hubby. He wanted me to give it a shot and have me treat the exam as just a practice for the real thing. I knew he had a point because even as he said, we have paid for the exam anyway, why not give it a shot.
I had the worst migraine I ever had and literally felt my stomach turn upside down during the exam. It was tough. I did not dare review my answers and finished the exam at 2p.m. (it was designed from 9a.m. till 6pm.) It just did not make sense for me to linger when I was to throw up any minute because of the exam’s difficulty. But the thing is, if I were not ill-prepared, it would have been a different story. I have not lifted one finger on my one foot thick reviewer, if at all I practically relied on stock knowledge and that’s just about it. I was able to take the pre-board and the result was not very hopeful. Anyone would understand how hard it would be to take something that you are unsure of.
I nevertheless submitted to the hubby’s wish and held on to whatever might be God’s will for me in this. I praise Him for this! I was just told that only 25% if the total examinees passed and I was blessed to have been a part of that figure. I don’t see how I deserve to pass. It can only be His grace. And true to His promise, His grace is sufficient. 🙂
Here’s the link to the the board exam result.