This little gem came in the mail on Friday. Ben, Jude and I had just settled into our seats around the table for lunch when the doorbell rang. Ben immediately wanted out of his chair…anytime the doorbell rings Ben is always the first responder (not to worry, we have a child safety lock on the front door so he can’t open it by himself). Ben shrieked with excitement when he saw the rather large envelope sitting on our front door step. The kid is obsessed with mail trucks, UPS trucks, FedEx trucks (you get the idea) and the packages they deliver. He was completely beside himself when he discovered that our mail woman left a package at our door! He ever so carefully carried the envelope inside and delivered it to the top of the bar in the kitchen (a safe place out of reach from tiny hands) until Jake could open it when he returned home from work that evening.
Ta-da!! (Cue ray of light from heaven beaming directly down onto certificate with the angels triumphantly singing the Hallelujah Chorus!!)
Finally, after waiting for it with much anticipation the certificate that makes everything officially official had arrived!! Certified! Public! Accountant!
As most of you probably remember, Jake began studying for the CPA exam in April of last year. We found out that he passed the Financial Section in mid-June, then the Regulation Section in mid-September, followed by the Auditing Section in late November. He took the fourth and final section of the exam (the Business Environment and Concepts Section) on November 30th. And just in time for Christmas, we learned that he had passed it too!! It was a fantastic Christmas present!! I remember the day Jake returned home after taking the fourth section in November, he looked like a different person. I’m pretty sure he was walking on air and he had a huge grin on his face! I’m not sure that either of us realized just how stressful the entire year-long process had been for all of us (but mostly him) until it was all over!!
Since that time in December when we received the final “passing” letter, we’ve been waiting. Waiting for the certificate that arrived in the mail on Friday documenting that everything was completed (he also had to take an Ethics Exam in January that he passed with flying colors)! Ahhhh, success has never tasted so sweet! Words can’t describe how incredibly proud I am of Jake for passing the exam (not to mention on the first try!!) and how happy and excited I am that
he we can put it all behind us now too!
Congratulations, Jake…ahem, excuse me, Mr. CPA…a job well WELL done! We love you!!