Monday, March 1, 2010

Priorities Through Stress

Friday evening was cause for celebration. After four grueling months of Husby's CORE rotations, the end finally came and he finished with excellence! CORE is made up of the Medical Student's four toughest rotations (two months of Internal Med, one month of OB and one month of Surgery) - all at the hospital, horrible hours and weekends. Husby worked 12-14 hour shifts most days during these past four months. It's been b-r-u-t-a-l.

But it's over and we celebrated!

I made him this delicious cake.

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And by made, I mean I ran to the local bakery and picked it up.

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Then I came home to write on it and all I had was gel icing, so after a few hours in the 'fridge, it kind of ran. But that's okay. You get the picture.

(Eh, let's just say I was trying to make it look like blood since he's a Doctor in training and all...yeah, that's the ticket.)

That evening, my parents came up to take us out for a celebratory dinner to commemorate the end. They're such sweeties. I just so appreciate how they love my Husby! They truly love and treat him like one of their own.

(But I'm glad he's not because then he would be my brother. And that's just sick and wrong on every level possible.)

I am so happy to see these months fly away, never to return again. I will not miss the late nights, the night shift, the early mornings and an exhausted Husby at the end of every day. Though he endured some of the toughest months of his life to date, not once did he let it effect his relationship with Weebie (or me, but this isn't about me. As surprising as it is, not everything is about me, you know.)

He staggered in with eyes half open each night and mustered up the energy to play with the bright eyed little boy who so greatly anticipated his arrival. He often gave him baths and he always made sure he was the one to give him his last bottle of the night while he rocked him to sleep. Soon after that, Husby himself quickly drifted into Sleepy Town while on the couch watching TV and spending some quality time with me.

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I so admire Husby and how his role of Husby and Daddy never take a back seat. Though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, he gives us absolutely ALL that he has each and every day. The little time that he did have at home over the past four months was spent being the best Husband and the best Daddy that a girl and her little baby boy could ever dream of.

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And we noticed.

(Oh! And my buddy Katie over at Marriage Confessions made me her Reader of the Month!! So honored. Go check it out!!)

25 comments:

  1. That picture of them sleeping together is so sweet. :)

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  2. You did get a good one. COngrats to Darin.

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  3. Yay for your husband!!! Thats wonderful! Those pictures are adorable!!

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  4. Those pictures are PRICELESS...oh my word - I feel like bawling.

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  5. Congratulations to all of you! What an accomplishment!!

    And those pictures of Husby and Levi sleeping melt my heart!!

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  6. Congratulations to all three of you! Is your husband a 4th year? gearing up for Match Day or is that next year for you? Any ideas what specialty he's going to choose? My husband is an intern this year - I can identify with the long hours and schedule they lead.

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  7. Glad this big hurdle is over for you all!

    And those are precious pictures if your husband and Levi. Made me tear up and everything!

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  8. Aww, so sweet :) Congrats to your sweetie for making it through ... med students have the most awful schedules. Hoping it's lots of dayshift from here on out!

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  9. Yayyyyy for him being done!!! The next year is going to flyyyyy by - my Hubs just finished his last day of rotations EVERRR on Friday and now we wait for Match Day! So nice to see some light at the end of this tunnel, right??

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  10. Love those pics of Levi and his dad. So sweet, and SO glad that phase of his school is over!!!

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  11. 1. Congrats to Husby! And congrats to you for being so supportive of him and so appreciative!
    2. You made me cry. Both with your post and with the pictures of the boys sleeping. I can't wait to see my Hubby in that roll!

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  12. Yipee for D ... and you and Levi!!!! I know you're so relieved CORE is over! We wanted to go out to eat with you guys Friday night, but you already had plans with your folks. Did D tell you? Wish we could have celebrated with you! We'll do our celebration dance tomorrow night!

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  13. I just read your reader of the month thing and I can just say I totally have the same philosophy difference problem with Mark about standards of cleanliness in the home, and he doesn't have a philosophy, either. I feel your pain!

    ~Kathryn

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  14. 'Though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, he gives us absolutely ALL that he has each and every day.' Isn't that a wonderful picture of how the Lord is with us? No wonder God's plan is to put babies into families with wonderful daddies like Weebie's got.

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  15. I think I teared up a little.

    I'm a little emotional right now, what of it? :)

    And starving. I had to stop myself from liking the screen. That cake looks GOOD.

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  16. Congrats Hubsy! And to you and Levi, too. I know you're going love having him around more!

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  17. Congrats to Husby!! Woot! Woot!
    Now hopefully, a little semblance of normality will begin! LOL

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  18. Congrats!! The picture of them sleeping together is so cute. They looked so relaxed.

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  19. Congratulations!! Those last two pictures are so sweet!

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  20. I cannot imagine what you guys have been through. Isn't it amazing to know the Lord prepares each one for her unique life? Incredible. I'm glad you get more of your husband in the coming months.

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  21. that's so awesome. I have the utmost respect for interns/doctors in training. It's so wonderful that he could still be a great dad and "husby" to ya'll!

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  22. Ah, the light blue scrub pants. I feel like Ty lives in those now. Yay for CORE being over! I can't wait to talk with you soon to see what D is thinking about and more importantly where. We have much to compare.

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  23. Congrats to you both!!! That is so awesome for your husband and you and the little guy!!! Love the picture, so sweet!

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  24. Those are the two sweetest pictures I've ever seen!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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