It's hard to believe that Match Day has come and gone.
Match Day was two weeks ago, March 15th.
It's hard to believe that I spent it in Tucson.
I should have been in Indiana
on a stage somewhere,
announcing that we received our first pick
The Mayo Clinic, Anesthesiology.
Instead, we met up with good friends from Indiana
in Wildcat Territory
It's hard to believe that this was us, almost four years ago.
We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into.
We are so grateful we added one more handsome boy to this family.
We were asked several times what advice we would give someone thinking of going into Medical school. Damond and I would look at each other, smile and say, "don't do it!"
We are not the only med students to joke like this. In fact, it's only half joke. It's also part truth.
Damond would often say, "I knew med school was going to be hard, but I really had no idea it would be this hard."
I remember celebrating after the White Coat Ceremony. I am sure that we talked about Match Day.
It seemed so far away.
I am sure that we thought we would match in Arizona.
Having just moved away from AZ two weeks prior, we/I was eager to get back.
It's hard to believe that I am back in Arizona, but not because we matched here.
It's hard to believe that the one in the white coat is no longer with us!
It's hard to believe it has been three months, as of Thursday.
It's been 91 days, since I last talked to Damond.
On the three month anniversary of his passing
it was the 10 year anniversary of our first date as a couple.
It was the night we became the Duct Tape Duo.
We went to a dance. I came up with our costume idea.
Friends helped us make our really cool duct tape capes.
At the time, I had no idea Damond was a Duct Tape Master.
See, we were meant to be, right? ;)
We had such a fun night. After the dance, we walked Mill Avenue Bridge.
We talked for a LONG time and he told me all about his family.
I told him I would really like to meet them.
He said, "well, would you like to meet all of them tomorrow?
My brother is having his wedding reception and I would like you to come with me."
Ten years ago today, I met "The Farar Family!"
My life was never the same. :)
They have been such a blessing to my life!
But, It's still hard to believe we are no longer a Duo and that Match Day really never was!