Thursday, April 9, 2009


And he's done!! Today Sean completed his final test of Medical school - he still has his licensing exam in May - but Medical school itself is officially over!! We're very excited. And I couldn't be prouder of Sean!! It's been 3 years of classes, tests, call, out of city rotations, and a lot of really hard work. Some days it felt like Med school would never end, but over all, it's totally flown by. It's been a fantastic experience, and we've made some life long friends whom we will dearly miss.

And now we are on the brink of a totally new adventure - Residency! I'm excited and apprehensive about it. After all, you hear the horror stories of how much your husband will be gone, how tired he will always be, etc etc. I heard all the same kind of stuff about Medical school, and to be totally honest, it wasn't nearly as bad as I had anticipated. So now I'm left to wonder how embellished these residency stories are. Because Sean is doing a Rural Family Medicine Residency I know it won't be nearly as bad as some other residency's would be, but it's still residency. I'm thankful that I will have my family nearby to help with the difficulties, and share in the joys. I'm also so thankful for a couple of fantastic fellow "Med school wives" who's husbands will also be doing their residency in Lethbridge. Having someone to talk with who actually truly gets the frustrations and excitements of Med school makes a world of difference!

In the mean time, we get to enjoy having Sean around a bit more, and try to remember to let him sneak away and study for his licensing exam once in a while. Did I mention I was excited?!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm so thankful....

For so many things really.
  • For the beautiful weather we had today. And the forecast that says it's going to stay this nice and warm and sunny for the next week! It's about time. I've missed the sun. I've missed hearing the chirping birds in my yard. But mostly I've missed the kids being able to go outside and play!
  • For General Conference. It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the talks seem to be directed to me personally. Maybe that just means that there are many many other people going through the same things as me, but whatever the reason I know that the speakers are truly inspired.
  • For my fantastically wonderful husband. I could seriously write a novel about how I love this man. He's a hard worker, loves his family, knows just what to say and do when I'm stressed out (not that I EVER stress about anything) and knows how to have a fun time in any situation!
  • For my kids. Despite driving me crazy some days, they come up with the most hilarious things that keep me laughing. Today, I had a conversation with Anise that went something like this:
Me: Anise, do you know how cute you are?
Anise (in a stern voice): No, I'm not!
Me: You're not!? I think you are
Anise (still sounding cheezed at me): I'm not cute!! I'm Anise!!

I could go on and on, because I truly have so much to be thankful for!!