Tara Smith

Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Hometown: Scottsville, Kentucky

Tara, you set out to accomplish something big, a goal most give up on reaching. You are an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, and human being. I am so very proud of you and all that you have done in your life. You have persevered through many hard times, some cruelly difficult and you have reached that point where you may look back and take it all in with the knowledge that you made it! Nothing in this world can take this away from you. You have successfully completed a huge chapter in your book. Not only have you shown the world what you can do, you have become the best example for your children to follow. You have armored them with the knowledge and perseverance they need to reach their goals. The profession you have chosen is a hard one, one that requires not only time but a piece of your soul. It will wear you down and you will feel so much grief for others and you knew this going in, yet you still chose to be the heroine, you chose to dedicate your life to helping others. Being proud truly does not cover how I feel; you are a blessing. Thank you for choosing me to be your mom and I love you with all my heart. Congratulations baby girl you made it!

With all my love