Friday, March 19, 2010

i forgot to mention..

that Ben got accepted to medical school!


You know, at the beginning of the application cycle (clear back in June of 09) I tried to convince Ben to not even apply to our state school because at the time I was so lonely for green I thought I might die. I thought he would surely be accepted to at least 3 schools and that we would have our choice of green locales in the East. And all of this would happen by November.

ha.

Life doesn't always go as I plan, and I guess this was a good lesson. We have been waiting for months and months and months for word of acceptance and it has been a very annoying time for us. I can't say it was challenging, because really it's just a career and we have all been healthy and happy and this pregnancy has gone SO much better than anticipated so I really cannot complain, but it has certainly been annoying to wonder what our future holds.

BUT now we know and we must say ten thousand times a day, "I'm/you're going to be a doctor." I'm just so excited that I can have a plan now. I'm such a nerd... nothing makes me happier than a life plan. And so we are now (genuinely) excited to be citizens of New Mexico for 4 more years.

And how nice of UNM basketball to get really good just in time for us to be really proud of Ben's alma mater. :)

6 comments:

melissa marie said...

i am genuinely happy for you, too. i genuinely love plans, too. i always make them and they never turn out (but then there's another one that pops up and does work out, you know).

AND, CARRIE, MY HUSBAND IS GOING TO ALBQ. NEXT WEEKEND FOR A SCHOOL THING AND I'D SELL MY KIDNEY TO COME (AND HANG OUT WITH YOU WHILE HE'S DOING HIS STUFF) BUT NO ONE WANTS MY KIDNEY SO I HAVE TO STAY HERE.

star said...

AWESOME!!! Yay for Ben and yay for all of you!

Emmy said...

Congrats! Glad he got in.. and yeah life doesn't always go as planned but it usually does seem to work out for the best

a mermaid said...

woo hoooooo hoooooooo! although of course i would much prefer he be a med student at uh manoa! hahaha

so thrilled for you all!

Pam said...

That's my boy! And he couldn't have done it without you, Carrie. I'm so sad you all won't be closer but so happy that you can move ahead with the plan. Congrats to ALL of you!!!! Mom

Rachel Elizabeth said...

What an amazing accomplishment! Congrats to Ben!