Thursday, March 12, 2009
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!!!