Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. The day Austin starts his long journey to becoming a doctor. The day we thought would never come a few years ago.
There is no turning back. From this point forward I give up part of my marriage to the other woman that is medicine. It’s scary, knowing our lifestyle, our time together, and our schedule is about to dramatically and permanently change. But it’s also exciting and wonderful because I know this is what Austin was meant to do and has worked so hard to do it.
This morning we woke up to a small but mighty cry in the other room around 5:30am. He was in our bed by 6; happy, smiling, and milk drunk. I couldn’t help but feel the electricity in the air. Change was here whether we wanted it or not. After we all snuggled for a while, Austin was up, getting ready, and out the door by 7:20.
After he left, I looked around and decided there was nothing else to do but face the day…after more time in bed.
The next chapter begins.