Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Closing Chapters


So, I have to tell you... I feel like we’ve been closing a lot of chapters lately.

D2 graduated from college. We talked her out of medical school and are thrilled she’s decided to go the surgical PA route. D3 just has one more semester and she’s on a gap year before MA/JD madness. So basically the girls are done with their undergrad work. We are proud and most definitely blessed.

That leaves LB (Little Buddy) who I now stand eye-to-nipple with. He just finished high school. So, there you have it. When he leaves for the dorm in mid August, we are officially empty nesters.

What the ?
How the?
Holy.

I know our boobs are a little droopier than yesterday (yes, I'm including DocH's in there, too, but don't worry. He's still the sexiest man to me), but what just happened?

But, I knew this day was coming. I started preparing last Fall. I savored every second of LBs senior year. Every game, every meet was attended. I recorded, photographed, and saved ticket stubs. I edited highlight reels for him and the team. We tailgated EVERY WEEK, not caring if it was a home game or away game until we, the parents, got busted by the principal. When LB got sick the last week of school, Doc H and I went to his graduation dinner dance without him. We took his framed senior portrait and let it occupy his seat at the banquet table. I danced the mother/son dance with it along side his friends and teammates. His GF took photos with it. I mean, we felt bad he stayed home with a terrible cold, but we felt an uncontrollable urge to celebrate #4, and the last kid’s high school graduation. I mean we did it!! We survived the high school years!!

So, there’s a couple chapters done. But, they were done SO well!

3 comments:

  1. Can I ask why you encouraged your daughter against going into medicine?

    Congrats on the final graduation!

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    1. This could be a very long post, but I'm going to do my best to nutshell it since I can't promise writing it up properly anytime soon, and it is a GREAT question!! :)

      In general, our concerns with the MD career is:

      1. Work/Life balance (!!!!!!!!!!)
      2.The cost of medical school is outrageous.

      Specific to D2:
      We think PA school is a fantastic match for her, her life goals, and her personality.

      Thank you so much for commenting and asking! Hope all is well!

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    2. All is good! Would love to read that post if you ever get around to it. I'm not sure whether I'd do medicine again if I had to make the decision over again.

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