in case you are just joining the party, here’s the recap….
after 2 years of blood, sweat, and tears, B was accepted to medical school in Kansas City! YAY!
after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, we found a great place to live in Kansas City! YAY!
documented here. the post in which i cruelly left you hanging…
“PS. so here i am, back in Texas decorating my fabulous loft in my head when…we got the news that CHANGED EVERYTHING.
just when we thought life couldn’t get any better (or any crazier), it did. it always does.
TO BE CONTINUED…”
like i said, Nat and B…sitting in Texas, minding our own business, with less than thirty days until our move to Kansas City when BAM! B got some unexpected news. some fabulous news. life-changing news!
my B has now been accepted to medical school at the University of Texas at Houston! WOOHOO!! YEEHAW!! HALLELUJAH!!
we have been sitting on this news for a week and i still don’t know how to put my feelings into words; however, since i am a writer, i will try. first of all, i am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities this presents for B. he gets to learn in the largest medical center in the world! did you know that? Houston has the largest medical center in the whole wide world. amazing, right? if he wants to specialize in pediatric neurology oncology, he can. which he doesn’t. or at least i kinda hope he doesn’t…that sounds like a really loooong residency. and definitely a fellowship. maybe two. ha! but that’s beside the point. if he finds himself interested in an ultra specialized field, he can gain exposure to that field in Houston. so cool! i am also very happy about what this means for us financially speaking. hello in-state tuition! can i get an amen? but most importantly, i feel so very proud of my dear hubby. getting into medical school is very competitive so gaining acceptance felt amazing, but watching him get accepted to his top choice took this experience to a whole new level. as my mom said over the weekend, “it’s very rare to witness someone’s dreams come true.” as a wife, nothing has been more gratifying than watching my husband’s dream come true. he did it! God did it. i have written about this before, but i’ll say it again…God is the redeemer of all dreams. he can take a dream from long ago and bring it to fruition in a way that is bigger than we ever could have imagined. we are blessed beyond measure.
so, what now? you know all that work we put into finding the perfect place to live in Kansas City? and my gorgeous loft?! waaaah! someone should move to Kansas City just to rent that loft. this time, we looked at a few pictures online and signed a lease via email. we are tired, y’all. and emotionally drained. we still have a hangover from the last house hunt. can you believe it? picky ole me didn’t even flinch. i swear, i am the only person i know who is capable of such a one-eighty. i guess that stuff i wrote about on my birthday (here) really did stick. now is the perfect time to let go, embrace change, and have FUN! and this has been a crazy fun ride! granted, it’s made me a little nauseous at times, but all the best rides do.
‘Goodbye’ Kansas City (we really did love you…expect to see a residency application in 4 years) and ‘Hello’ Houston. in just a few short weeks we will show up with homemade cookies in hand. we will be proud to call you home.
we grew up in Texas. we met and fell in love in Texas. our families live in Texas. B hopes to someday practice medicine in Texas. our hearts belong in Texas.
happiness is…found in Texas.