Thursday, June 23, 2011

Joy Ride


As I followed my husband across California yesterday to meet our son in Irvine, deliver a working car (his finally bit the dust), and find an apartment as close to his medical school as possible (love saying those words), the overriding feeling in my heart was JOY.

A few years ago, he wasn't even sure what he wanted to do with his life. (You could even say he was floundering a bit.)

Today, he's in medical school! Sorry to keep repeating that, but that's what my mind keeps doing: repeating those words, over and over. Because it's kind of a miracle, really. A blessing. And he is the one who made it all happen.

Is it almost time for the letter P? I think I feel a Pride post coming on...

;)

PS. I promise not to do any more bragging about this! (Do you believe me??)

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37 comments:

leigh said...

You should brag! What an exciting huge step...I would be proud to.

lissa said...

if I would you, I brag too! it's good he finds what he wanted to do. I think most of us are still floundering no matter how many college degrees we get.

have a lovely day.

Connie said...

Bragging? No brag, just fact. I have a daughter-in-law who just finished her residency and is a pediatrician. I brag about her and I wasn't the one who raised her!

Katie Blacker said...

so exciting!

karen said...

Did you find an apartment? Let me know if I should stop hounding people about guest houses! I did find some nice looking studios in Huntington Beach also. How exciting! His life is in full throttle.

LeAnn said...

I think it is well worth a bragging moment or two. It is always so fun to have some sweet moment to share about our children.
Blessings to you!

Cherie said...

I think mom's have built in bragging rights!! Yayyy for Medical School!

Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations. You should be feeling joy.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Brag away, my dear!! Rejoicing in great blessings is a good thing to do!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

You have every right to feel joy! Imagine how different you would feel if he had never had any floundering times. You would still be pleased, but the intensity would be so much less. Feel JOY in fact you should JUMP for JOY! And no one will mind a bit if you continue to brag! ;)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Brag away!

What a wonderful accomplishment...

xxoo,

RMW

Grandma Honey said...

Hey, you brag all you want! This is your blog, and many of us who are here reading it, have prayed on his behalf.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Sue, you can brag all you want to and you deserve it!!! If i am ever so fortunate to be able to announce one of my children is in medical school--I'll be shouting it from the mountain tops! :)

I am SO happy for you all! :)

Judie said...

Keep on sayin' that! "My son, the doctor! Our Joey came into town on Friday because we gave him my Kia Sedona and he drove it back to Lexington.

I downloaded Grooveshark, and now I need to know how to make the music come on automatically. You are right--that site is way better than Playlist!

La said...

Never stop bragging. :o) Joy should be shared.

yaya said...

There are so many journeys that we take with our children...some on very bumpy roads. So when they figure out the course and go full speed ahead and succeed..well, I think pride and bragging are just the ticket! Thanks for letting us along on this ride!

Stacy Crawford said...

Brag on mama, brag on!

RNSANE said...

You deserve to feel proud! How wonderful that your son chose this path. It is definitely going to be a long, hard road and he is going to need plenty of support from mom and dad. I've been an RN for 45 years - recently retired - and medicine has changed so much since I began. I think it takesa special sort to become a physician these days.

My Alphabe Thursday is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/alphabe-thursday-j-is-for-jasmine-june.html

Darlene said...

I think pride is definitely in a future post. And as never mentioning this again, I don't think anyone would quite believe that story. Why woudn't you talk about it for months? I am doing the exact same thing. I just keep convincing myself over and over that this wonderful thing has actually come to pass. I am sure I will NEVER quit bragging, and will until the day I die. I am so darned proud of what that kid has accomplished all by himself. He is really making a great successful life for himself and no one, but no one deserves it more than Todd.

Julie said...

Agree! Please brag. Hooray for you and him. That's what children are for, right? To bring us JOY.

Donna said...

keep bragging....never stop.

Kimberly Kay said...

That is great..brag away....YaY for Orange County!(I don't get out of here much!)

Brian Miller said...

aw let your love light shine...smiles.

Terra said...

Brag away Sue - you have every right!

Danyelle said...

I think it is great you are so proud of him!

jen said...

Please don't stop bragging. I need him to grow up into a great doctor. The world needs a few more of them.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You SHOULD brag. Bumper stickers, wall paper your living room, tee shirts, tattoos.......

You should brag!!!!

Pondside said...

Don't ever stop - you should be proud, and he needs to know it!

Jingle said...

beautiful experience.

smiles.

Em said...

it is well worth bragging rights!!!

Vicki aka Jake said...

What a JOYOUS thing to shout out! Brag on sista:)

myorii said...

How awesome! I think you should brag and brag and brag all day long about this because getting into medical school isn't a cakewalk! You must be so incredibly proud of your son :) Congratulations and I wish him the best in his studies!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Dear Sweet Sue we don't read this as bragging...we read the love you have for your son and the joy of him being in medical school.
Girlfriend if it were me I would probably rename my site. hahahaha
I am so happy for you both.
Sending you happy thoughts and much love
Maggie

Lisalulu said...

it's not bragging, just stating a fact and I'm sure the whole family is so 'delighted" that you will ALWAYS be telling EVERYONE... my brother the doctor, or my son the doctor. Oh yay, my kids a doctor!!! now on to the fun part of work work work, save save save and no sleep!

H said...

Medical school is a fantastic achievement and you are right to be joyful and proud of him!

Karen Sue said...

Great! With one year of college under her belt, I have one who still is thinking dentist! I'm holding off on any teeth work I can to see if I get a good rate!

Jenny said...

You brag all you want! This is a fabulous accomplishment!

I'm happy and excited for you all!

Bravos and hugs all around.

Thanks for linking this joyous post.

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