Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He Still Moves Stones.

The only thing I can say about the past week is WOW.

Throughout Husby and my entire relationship, the Lord has blessed us in such unique ways. I'm not talking easy, run of the mill type blessings (though He has given us those, as well), I'm talking opening up the Heavens and dropping burning bushes in front of us! He has proven Himself in such astounding ways throughout our marriage that when we experience a new answer to prayer or obvious nudge from Him, we just look at each other and laugh.

He absolutely floors us.

I think He delights in doing the impossible for Husby and I. Just the other day, Husby said that He can just see God up there saying, "go ahead, guys ... do this, do that ... but you'll see ... I'm going to do something that will blow your mind." And boy, has He!

If I go into the full story of the past several months (and the past week) of our lives, you would be reading for hours. So, I will make it short and sweet. We have experienced so much confusion and stress over what Husby was supposed to do/choose concerning Residency. I've spoken about it a few times on here, but behind the scenes, in our real lives, we were in such turmoil ... not knowing what to do or where to choose. Husby was torn between three different programs and we had absolutely no idea where to go, what to choose and how to make his rank list. The problem was that EVERY program wanted him. He was woo'd and schmoozed like you can not imagine and that made things even more confusing.

Each program had it's own pros and cons. We did not know which pros outweighed the others and which cons were of the biggest concern. We went back and forth ... back and forth ... BACK AND FORTH between these three programs. We had absolutely no idea where God wanted us. We burned holes in our carpet from being on our knees. We simply wanted to be where the Lord wanted us. That's all there was to it.

Yesterday, the Lord did the impossible and so clearly in our living room laid out His perfect plan for us. The story is long and confusing unless you are familiar with the matches and Residency regulations, so I won't try to explain it here, but guys, He blew us out of the water. We just sat back and laughed as we praised Him. The way He works with us never fails to be nothing short of astounding. I wish I could express His goodness adequately, but I simply can't.

But, I will spend my life trying!

In short, Husby received an awesome Residency spot - from one of his top choices and the opportunity is just fantastic! Also, the spot will not require a move. Praise!! He will also be in a program with a ton of his friends that he has gone through Medical School with ... such a blessing to work with such a support system! I am so excited for this experience to start for him. I know he is going to rock this next three years of Residency - just like he has Medical School. I beam with pride for my man!! He is the most humble, amazing man I know. A solid rock.

We can finally breathe again, finally start on plans we have been putting off until we knew where we were going to be, and finally say that the Lord has done it again and praise Him for it! :)

Thank you to those who have prayed for us during this process. Your support and encouragement are invaluable. Praise Him with us today!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Very exciting to be moving onto the next stage.

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  2. One of my new favorite verses is James 5:16 - "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results."

    I think that pretty much sums it up. Isn't God good? He does stuff like that so we can tell of His unfailing love. Glad it all worked out. :)

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  3. The Lord is amazing! He does the same thing to my husband and I every day!! :) Great post.

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  4. Congrats! I am patiently waiting for March 17th for Match Day to find out where I will be spending the next three years of my life as well. It can be such a confusing time, but yet, in God's time, everything works out! I've said this before, but I love reading your blog and seeing the "medical student's spouse" side of things.
    What is your husband going into? I'm going into family medicine and can't wait!

    Good luck with everything :)

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  5. Whitney I am so genuinely happy for you. I know a little about what you were going through, cause my husband and I are going through something similar (except with law schools). Times can be so uncertain. You two make a great example of faith, and I pray that we can follow in that example (especially my husband - he is stressing to the MAX!).

    Thanks for sharing this, and again, congrats! No two are more deserving. :)

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  6. So happy that god has shown you the way and taken away your uncertainty. What a wonderful feeling it must be. Very excited for all three of you:)

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  7. I love hearing (and reading!) stories of answered prayers! We serve an awesome God and I am go glad you are praising Him in this. Blessings on your future, amiga! :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing such a personal struggle. Your faith is encouraging and a great example to me. I am a CONTROL freak and need constant reminders that I am not the one in charge. Congrats on the happy news.

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  9. Hooray! Hope you two can do something fun to celebrate!

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  10. Praise be to God! Congratulations to your family and your hard working husby!

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  11. Wow, I can so relate to this. My hubby and I are in the same place of trying to discern where God wants us, and I really appreciate the reminder that He is faithful, and always comes through for us in ways that are more than we could ever imagine. It still blows my mind that in spite of that, I tend to forget it in the midst of uncertainty. So glad for your answered prayers. Thanks for the inspiration to persevere in prayer for our own situation.

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  12. Congratulations to you and your husband!! I am so thrilled for you and it's such a blessing, especially that you can stay put!! We have a few friends who are going through this process and have really been praying about what decision to make. It's a big step that can change the rest of your life! I am so happy that your prayers have been answered and He is leading you into your next journey through life. Best wishes!

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  13. Wonderful story! Your faith is such an awesome example and I pray for the same. I would love to hear how it all played out and how you and your husband FINALLY knew the right place for him--long post or not!

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  14. How wonderful!! One of my best friends is married to a doctor and I remember when they went through the whole residency and matching time. It was a challenge for them for sure, but, they were guided exactly where they needed to go--even if it wasn't their first pick. They moved to Miami, FL and are downright loving it. He always takes care of us :)

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  15. congratulations! so exciting. how do you know where he matched before match day?? my hubby is a third year med student right now...i know how relieved you must be!

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  16. D is going to be such a great resident! They are so lucky to have him. I'm SO excited that we get to stay in the same city together for a few more years at least.

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  17. That is incredible! And, just like God. He'll floor us every single time! SO glad you guys don't have to move.

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  18. Congratulations! It is so sweet to experience God's goodness.

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  19. Yeah for your family! This is exactly how it should be and you've been blessed by a decision that became so clear you could breathe a sigh of relief.

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  20. Isn't God amazing sometimes? Congratulations on getting into the residency program of his choice! That is such an amazing thing!

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  21. Whitney this is great news!! I recall you mentioning the uncertainty that you guys were in with the residency programs and how you guys were in a time of change. I'm just so happy to hear that God has met and exceeded your families expectations! He always does! :) Congrats!

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  22. Match day isn't actually until next month...Just thought I would throw that out there.

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  23. Whoops...Just realized that he's in a D.O. program and
    their match day was this week. I retract my previous comment. Congrats.

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  24. Thank you for this positive post. You have no idea how much hope this gives me. My husband is in his second year of Med school and studying to take his boards this spring.

    I have learned a lot through this process. One thing that is the most important has been trusting in God to show us our next step. Second, we had to move away from both of our families. My husband and I have learned to rely on each other and grow closer through these two years. I found your blog through a friend of mine and was excited to see you were going through the process of interviews. I have been reading and seeing what things to expect from your posts.

    I am so happy for you guys and hope that this new chapter is very rewarding. I know it has a been a long road for you. I can't wait to be where you guys are now.

    btw Levi is the cutest!

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  25. That's great! I am wondering if one of your plans might be a little sibling for Levi? hehe :)

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