Friday, June 17, 2011

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Guess who doesn't need this any more!

Nearly a year ago, many of you old-timers around here responded to my pleading parent post by joining me and my family in wishing Todd well on the Medical College Admissions Test. In the angst-y months that followed, you supported one very stressed-out mom through a number of med school interviews across the country and encouraged me when Todd ended up on a couple of waitlists without any firm acceptances.

Lo and behold, your prayers, positive thoughts, and tightly crossed fingers must have done some good...because Todd was officially accepted yesterday by the University of California Irvine School of Medicine! That's right, my friends (and I DO mean friends), he will start August 5th as a first-year med student, and everyone who loves him is over the moon about it. In fact, Todd is flying pretty high himself. We simply could not be happier.

There's something quite wonderful about watching a child's dream begin to come true, no matter how old he gets.

=D

26 comments:

Momza said...

YEA!!!!! WOOHOO!! :::APPLAUSE:::
WAYT TO GO!!! Congratulations!!!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay for patience...now he gets to finally have PATIENTS! :)

Karen Mortensen said...

I am so happy for him. Congratulations. I am sure he will make a wonderful doctor. Can your readers get a "family discount"?

BECKY said...

Ooooh, Happy Dancing for you and for him!! :)

Grandma Honey said...

Such GREAT NEWS!!!!
Bet you are happy too about having him in the same state!

karen said...

I am STOKED!!! I know you have family down here, but LaMar and I want to officially offer to be substitute family should he ever need anything. He'll literally only be minutes away. WOOHOO!!!

Leovi said...

Congratulations, with work and effort you get illusions.

Ames said...

Aw right! A parent should do what they can to help their children excell in life. Everyone needs help sometime in life. Congrats!~Ames

Brian Miller said...

woohoo! congrats!!!

RobinfromCA said...

Yea! Now the real work begins - he still needs everyone's prayers!

anitamombanita said...

and your OWN dreams too...couldn't be happier for you and that awesome son of yours!!! Please tell him congrats from me!!

Stacy Crawford said...

Congratulations. Good luck on the new path.

Anna M said...

that is incredible. congratulations. I wish my baby brother could get similar news about dental school.

one wish at a time! ;) great job!

cj Schlottman said...

Wonderful news, Sue. Your excitement is palpable in your words! I am so happy for you and especially for Todd. I know you will keep us posted on his progress.

Namaste..........cj

Karen said...

Wahoo!! Congrats!! What a big announcement today!!

Love

VK said...

AWESOME!!!!!
My cousins son Sean Sumsion goes there and is probably a 3rd year. He should look him up.
Yeah Todd!!!!!

Donna said...

Whooohoo!! Congrats!!!! All the years of raising him...how proud you must feel about now! Way to GO!!!!

Esther Joy said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you are so proud! Now the really hard work and study begins!

Danyelle said...

Oh Sue, that is fantastic!! Congrats to you all!

Cats, Chancy, Mumsy said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!! Wonderful news. That is just fantastic. Congratulations to Todd. Will continue to pray for him as he starts this new journey. Hugs

yaya said...

There is such power in a Mother's love..especially when she rallies all other Moms to throw in their prayer sense too! Good job and good luck in school! Of course we'll be here waiting for all the news of what you're doing...right Sue?

Lisalulu said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh THAT is so great, and what a year of worry, testing, interviewing... but I guess NOW the hard part comes??? in actually 'being' a doctor. so so happy for him and the whole darn fam-damly. and IRVINE... not too far away!! you'll see him lots.. when he's not working, ha

Myrna Foster said...

I'm so glad this played out well. Seeing our children succeed is even better than being there ourselves.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Woohoo!! I missed this post on Friday, and just caught it this morning while catching up!! Congratulations to him!! How exciting!! Best of luck to him on this new adventure!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh Sue!!! I am SO happy for you all! How awesome!!! A huge congratulations!!! I know you must be so proud!!

Thanks be to God. :)

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