2.11.2010

connecticut... bump bump bum

I admit, my blogging has been sparse these last few months. However, I do have pretty good excuses. We have been EXTREMELY busy! For the whole month of November Sam was gone almost every weekend interviewing all over the country. Sam has always wanted to have a career in the medical field. After much thought, research, and prayer, early last fall Sam decided that a career as a Physician Assistant would be a perfect fit for him. He sent applications to over 20 schools, and then we waited. About 2 months went by before we started getting letters inviting Sam to interview. At first he went to every one, which all happened to be within weeks of each other, and on opposite sides of the country. His 3rd interview was at the number 14 school in the country, Quinnipiac University. Right from the beginning he felt really good about the interview, location, and the program. At the end of the interview the head of the program told him she'd "never said this to anyone", then asked "what do we need to do to get you to come here?". By the time Sam got home there was an email, with a special "early acceptance" letter. Since this was the best school he applied to, he didn't bother going to any other interviews. Two of the 3 schools he interviewed with accepted him. He started out applying to every school he qualified for, just hoping for one interview. Now he was actually able to research and pick from the very best PA programs available, what a blessing! I am a little scared to be moving so far from home, but mostly grateful, and excited for our new adventure!

5 comments:

McKell said...

That is awesome. Awesome that he knew what he wanted to do and where to go. You'll have to let me know how living on the east coast is. I know we have more moving ahead of us, I just always hope it will be closer to home :)

Melinda said...

This is awewome! We will miss you!

The McKnights said...

What you're moving?!? Sad Congrats to you and Sam though. That's exciting! We should go to lunch. You, me and Sara. Oh and a hair appt!:)

ajwhet10 said...

HURRAH for you! I'm bummed that you will be so far away, but so excited for you. Bonus: You'll actually get leaf-changing fall weather again! How many years?

Nicole Cave said...

I always knew Sam was a smartie!!