Y is for yearning. And yearning is the word of the day, because that's what I'm doing. In fact, that's what my whole family is doing...from old folks to young'uns, grandparents to grandchildren, parents to siblings, aunts and uncles to cousins. Every single one of us is yearning with everything we've got for just one thing...the biggest wish this day could hold for someone we love and support.
That someone is Todd, my youngest son. We are focusing our combined energy and prayers on him...or more specifically, on his MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). He is taking it at 8:00 AM this very morning, after literally years of preparation, personal deprivation, and absolute determination. He has worked hard for A's in classes I can't even pronounce, taken late night shifts in the Emergency Room as a volunteer, conducted research in the cancer center oncology lab, and given up pretty much every minute of free time to study and amass extracurricular hours for his AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) application. For the last few years, he has literally given his life over to fulfilling his dream of becoming an MD.
Now, in the space of five hours, a numerical score will determine whether he will be accepted to medical school next year. And I, along with the most loyal and supportive family ever, am yearning. We are hoping and praying en masse that Todd can perform to the very best of his considerable abilities.
(And we'd be most grateful to any of you who'd like to join us.)
Good luck, Todd. You deserve it!