Monday, May 16, 2011

Doc is officially a Doctor!

This weekend was FULL of events to celebrate all of Doc’s hard work over the last four years.  A cocktail party with classmates, an awards banquet, graduation, and a party with friends and family all in 4 days! 

We both are so proud of where we are as a family right now and amazed that we came out of medical school so strong.  Doc has really come into his own as a person as well as a professional and watching him receive his doctoral hood was one of the proudest moments of my life.

Doc becomes….Doc….?

Watching Little Bird clap as they read her daddy’s name was even better.


What amazes me more than anything is that Doc managed to triumph over med school despite everything else we have been through the past 4 years. 


  • got married the Saturday before a major biochemistry exam
  • bought a dog – learned that puppies are almost as bad as babies
  • survived a week of no electricity in the 2007 ice storm catastrophe
  • lost Doc’s incredible grandmother
  • endured a 3 month stint of me being sick and having to drop out of school (thanks birth control)
  • assembled furniture with very poor instructions
  • survived several crappy hourly jobs
  • endured each other’s over told and bad to begin with jokes and anecdotes
  • mastered Wii Sports
  • went through the joy of discovering that we were expecting for the first time!
  • dealt with the pain and anger of losing a child in pregnancy
  • went through the joy of discovering we were expecting again and watching that child move, kick, punch, grow and eventually holding her in our arms
  • Gained a niece and nephew
  • Moved 4 times
  • managed to get me through school and I started my career
  • bought our first home

When we got married and vowed “in good times and in bad, in happy and sad” I don’t think either of us had a clue as to what was in store.  We thought that the biggest journey we were on at that time was medical school, but looking back, it was almost as though medical school just played in the background of everything else in our lives.  We couldn’t imagine that we would reach the end of Doc’s medical school journey feeling as though we never missed a beat. 


They say internship, this coming year, is the worst.  I say bring it.  The world is our oyster, and I have an epi-pen.  So try as it might, it will not strangle us…and if it tries, we’ll adrenaline rush the hell outta that sucka!


  1. Only you can let the world get you down. When you find the beauty in it (as you have done so wonderfully), then you can make it through anything. Good job! I've always been so proud to call you my friend!

  2. what an amazing accomplishment for you both! Josh and I are very proud of you both for handling everything you have been through so well. I have no doubt that you two will master the residency years and whatever else may come your way in the midst of it. You two are a daily inspiration to me that if you put your mind to it, you can literally do anything you want! Congratulations to you, matt, and evelyn. You all deserve every wonderful thing life has to give! love you!!!