After nearly 4 years of medical school,
8 residency interviews,
approximately 5,000 miles driven,
6+ airplanes taken,
2+ taxis rides,
a couple bus trips,
and 2 trains,
we’ve come to Match Day.
There really is no other way to describe it other than a grand adventure.
And today it culminates in finding out where we’ve been assigned to spend the next 4 years of our adventure.
March 15th, 2013.
We’ve waited a long time for you.
I can’t quite communicate the thrill that we experienced today as our name was called to approach the front of the room and receive our envelope, the one containing our destination.
We’ve been so full of anticipation, excitement, eagerness, and joy. A few wise and encouraging residency veterans have offered counsel, cautioning us to prepare ourselves for the toll the demands of this period is going to place on our family and marriage. I’d like to think we’ve listened, sobered up a bit. Thank God for people that have traveled this road ahead of us!
But like a mother welcomes her firstborn with great eagerness and excitement, not fully realizing, for the beautiful moment, how difficult motherhood can actually be, we too are all grin and not much sober thought at the realization of our dreams come true.
Baltimore, MD we’re ready for you.