Saturday, October 24, 2015

White Coat Ceremony

 Today was a special day for our family. Our oldest son is in his first year of medical school and today he reached a milestone. The white coat ceremony is a celebration of achievement and rite of passage after the first block of medical school is completed. It is a symbol of hard work, hours and hours of study time, competing for high scores on tests to get into medical school, maintaining a high GPA and I could go on and on. Let's just say, this "cloaking" of the white coat is a big deal!!!
Our son getting "cloaked" in his white coat
This moment was long awaited for! Watching all of these students reach this point in their pursuit of a  career was pretty amazing. I cried over kids that weren't even my own especially those who were cloaked by a parent or sibling that was already a physician. 
 I can't even begin to describe how proud we are that our son has made it this far in his journey to becoming a physician. He's going to make a great doctor!
We are proud parents for sure!
Our son told us when he was only 2 years old that he was going to be a doctor. He has never swayed from that and now at 22 he is in his first year of medical school.
 I think he's going to be good friends with this fellow!
Our family
What a wonderful day! I am blessed that God has given me a great family and that we celebrate one another well. I'm looking forward to celebrating more achievements and milestones in the days and years ahead.