Residency and fellowship is all about flexibility and accepting whatever comes your way... and to be very honest with you we have LOVED it. Sure, there have been frustrating times, sleepless nights of nonstop pages, holidays spent away from family and even away from each other, and many plans that have had to be changed or cancelled last minute and unexpectedly... but ya know, at least we have been in it together. This will be a phase and time in our lives that we will hold very close to our hearts. I have LOVED this time. We have been forced to learn to depend 100% on each other, to be flexible and understanding, and to appreciate every singe second we get to spend together, every date night, and every weekend off.
As I decorate our home for Christmas, I've realized that this is pretty much it for our journey through residency and fellowship. We're putting our home on the market next month and trying to plan for our next step of life. Brian officially finishes fellowship in June... WOW time flies! We're so thankful and so blessed to have had such an amazing journey so far.
Now... I'm off to shower and get all dolled up for date night :-) I am amazed every day by my husband. He works so ridiculously hard without complaints, does extra work because he wants to make sure things are fair, and really has one of the coolest and scariest jobs I could ever imagine. However, somehow he still comes home and asks what he can do to help, has no fear of apologizing when he's wrong, makes me want to be a better person, makes me laugh until I can't breath, and makes me feel like the most important thing in the entire world. His investment to our home life is twice that of his investment to work... which is a lot!
I stumbled upon this quote today and I think it's pretty amazing.
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley