Thursday, March 12, 2009

Decision Time

I just got off the phone with Nick. He is down at University of Maryland dropping off his letter of intent and the big check to secure his spot in their anestesia program. Nick has worked so hard to get to this point and because of that, he got into every school he applied to. We were really torn between Georgetown University and University of Maryland and basically have been going back and forth for weeks now. We were originally shooting for Georgetown because of it's excellent program but also because of the sentiment we feel in our hearts towards it. I had my transplant there three and half years ago and Brady was born there. Everytime we are there, we are impressed with the staff. Unfortunately, Nick's commute would be almost two hours each way and with the rigorous program, we didn't want his free time to be spent in a car - we want him all to ourselves. So the other day we both felt like Maryland was the way to go and today he sealed the deal - his voice sounded lighter somehow! I am so proud of him and excited to move on to our final days of school. I am excited for him to start doing what he really wants to do! I am just grateful that his hard work gave us options and that we were able to make a decision together that we both felt good about. We hear this program is extremely demanding so Brady and I are going to enjoy all the daddy time we can get until fall!!!

5 comments:

Clark and Liesel said...

Congrats! Thats such a relief to have that big decision out of the way. I am so happy for you guys! And lets be honest...who likes to commute?!

Kayla said...

Daddy time is always great, but a busy dad is just as great.

Matt & April Herman said...

Yeah Nick! Comgrats on the decision. You are going to do great:) Enjoy the fam until then:)

Starley Family said...

Nick any of those programs would be lucky to have you. Glad to hear you found one that fits you the best. Manda hang in there on the long nights. Call me. At least it is a set period of time, right?

Nicole said...

We are happy to hear your decision. Time is so crucial at this point and having them 30 or even 15 extra minutes a day is worth more than many will know over the next 2 1/2 years. For the next 5 months we'll be enjoying Darrel right along with you enjoying Nick. Congratulations!