Word for the Day: Bubblegum

That is the flavor of the amoxicillin that we picked up last night for Ellie’s case of strep throat. So needless to say there is a lot of hand washing going on at the Nerhood house today.


Two to be Doctors

We have two close friends that have decided that they are being called to go to medical school. This will be a second career for both of them. After a year of hard work of studying, preparing, test taking, applications, and interviews they’ve gotten their acceptances and scholarships and finally announced that they will be moving out of the state. What follows is part of an email that I sent to them.

I’ve known that this day was coming for a long time so now that it is here I figured that I’d share some of my thoughts and emotions. They are in no particularly order:

Happy: I’m happy for you guys, you’re starting on your dream and that is always exciting
Sad/Angry: I’m upset that we’ll be losing such good friends (I can’t help it, I’m human)
Impressed: I’m amazed at all the hard work you have already done and what you still have ahead of you, and that you decided to do it anyway
Jealous: That you’ve already had your mid-life crisis and you’ve decided what to be when you grow up
Disappointed: That our children will not have the chance to grow up knowing each other
Blessed: I’m so blessed for all the time we’ve had together
Annoyed: That Rob is going to get out of having to help us move (whenever that might be)
Excited: That you’ll be following your dream
Grateful: I glad and grateful that world is going to be getting two fantastic doctors

It has been amazing to watch Lord at work in your lives over the past year. It has been extremely obvious that he has had a specific plan for both of your lives, and that something wonderful is going to out of all of this.

It is a testament to your faith and trust in God that you are willing to take such a gigantic leap with you lives. You are starting on an amazing adventure, and you go with our love and prayers.

Karin and Rob, God Bless and Good Luck