Sunday, May 22, 2011

Officially Dr. Army Wife!

Well folks, the "Dr" in "Dr. Army Wife" is now official!

Yesterday I put on a heavy red robe, a goofy hat, and walked into a big arena filled with cheering spectators.  I sat through some long speeches, walked across a big stage with my face plastered on the JumboTron, and accepted a heavy green hood around my neck.  Someone called me "Doctor" for the first time and I gladly received a diploma that was about the size of my entire body.

Two days ago I was a medical student and today I am a physician.  Granted, I am still far from competent, but hopefully I'll figure out what I'm doing after a few years of grueling residency.

There was, of course, one important person missing at my graduation -- my husband.  The keynote speaker asked everyone to raise their right hand, grab a memory out of the air, and hold it to our hearts.  He told us to think of the one important person who has supported us - the person who has helped us through the journey. 

"That person may or may not be here today," he declared. 

With my hand on my heart, I thought of him.  I am so very lucky to have married a man who loves me, pushes me to pursue my dreams, and supports me through the good times and bad times.  Even though he was across the world, I continued to feel his love and pride.

To my husband: I could not have done it without you.  Those few small steps across that stage were minuscule compared to the steps we have taken together.  Thank you for everything.  I love you.


  1. Congratulations!!! What an amazing achievement! I'm sure your husband is very proud.

  2. Yipee! Those are indeed the funniest hats I have ever seen. I giggle every time.

    Take a deep breath, lower your head, and "just keep swimming"'ll make it through the next year. Good luck!

  3. Congrats Dr! :)

  4. Congratulations! Your husband must be so proud of you! :)

  5. Congratulations doctor! That's so awesome!


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