Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BIG NEWS!

Anyways, it's not that big of news anymore, since it happened a week ago, but then again, IT IS!!

DAMOND WAS ACCEPTED TO THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!
Last Tues, he flew to Indianna for an interview. He has had several in the past month... hard financially, hard on his work, hard on me and the kids, and hard for him, because he had to do them :D, but we were grateful that so many schools wanted to check him out. We kept hoping that it would mean GREAT THINGS! Well, it DID! So he came back the following evening.
The kids and I waited all day to go get him. Alex was being kind of fussy and I had to dance with him for about an hour, right before we left for the airport. I kept getting this feeling to check the mail, but I didn't. I also thought several times throughout the day that I needed to charge the camera, but I didn't! I kept debating about going to the airport early and meeting Damond outside the gate, but Alex was being so fussy, that I didn't think I'd be able to handle it in public :) So we didn't.
We finally head out and I decide to check the mail. I immediately noticed this BIG envelope from the MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN. It felt heavier and more important than all the rejection letters we got last year, that I just had an inkling... hmmmm.... and then I saw the gold sticker on the back with their emblem. I just knew... well, sort of... but who sends an envelope with a gold sticker, if they are going to, "no, thank you"? So I ran back in the house to get the camera, but it was not charged! ughh! then I went for the camcorder and it wasn't charged either! ughhh! I was so mad at myself!
I picked Damond up. He talked to the boys and kind of told me how the interview went. We pulled into Costco Gas and I couldn't wait any longer! I brought out the envelope and he at first didn't want to open it, but he did :) and then we were jumping up and down, yelling... laughing...hugging :D It was a moment... I wish I had on camera!!!!! :) oh, well.
We were both so relieved to know that our efforts, (mostly his) had paid off. We are going somewhere next year! We don't have to do this process again!
The kids were excited with us, though they just think they have silly parents that get excited over mail :)
One sweet moment: we went to my parents house to tell them and when my Mom told Damond Congratulations, he said," WE did it. I couldn't have done it without her" He is so sweet to me!
Moral of the story: Never give up! Have Faith!
Lesson of the story: Always have your cameras charged!

14 comments:

Bianca said...

That is great news! I am so happy for you guys. I know it's been a long road... YAY! I LOVE WISCONSIN!!!

little mama said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys! And now the next phase begins! Aaaaaah!

Alice said...

How EXCITING!!!!
I am so happy for your family. Tell Damond congrats for us.

Suzy Farar said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys, I know it's been a long and frustrating road! I would love to visit Wisconsin in the summer!

Jacob and DeaAnna said...

That is so great!! Yeah for you guys.

FarFam said...

Yippee! How very exciting for you! We are sad that you will be so far away, but are happy that things are working out for you! Are you ready for the cold???

Thorsons said...

We are so excited for you! And don't kid yourself...you are a big part of his success! I truly believe that when the dad goes through schooling with a family, the whole family deserves a degree! I envy you! As strange as it sounds, we miss school! We miss living on loans, and making instant friends with classmates. Enjoy the midwest, the people there are so nice.

Sandi said...

Congrats! We're very happy for your family! Sure love your comments too. It's so fun to keep in touch with you!

Mauzy Fam said...

Congratulations! That is great news! How soon till you're off to Wisconsin?

Mary said...

yippee! You just never know where or when life will take you places . . .

Kristen M said...

Am I a total sap. I was reading your post and got teary eyed. I am so happy for you guys. My parents say you and Damond are just the best. So exciting for you guys.

cfarar said...

Okay, I got teary eyed too. I know how hard you both have worked for this and I am so excited for you. I am really sad for myself to have you so far away. You are an amazing friend and sister in law(I don't want you to move away)! I am still praying for UofA. Love you guys!

Joan said...

I am SO teary eyed right now! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is no question a joint effort. I am thrilled for your family!

The Karafa Family said...

Congrats!