Sunday, June 28, 2009

Promotion

As of Friday evening, Randy is no longer the lowest on the food-chain, an Intern. WE are now 2nd Year Residents, which also means that we have drastically less "First Call", more time spent in education-packed rotations (ie. Hospital Service), and a teeny, tiny raise! Woohoo! But Friday night's Graduation Dinner was bittersweet....while we were excited to be one year closer to being done with this training nightmare (my word, not Randy's), we were also sad about saying "good-bye" to friends.

I had a lot of reservations about moving all.the.way.down.here for a number of reasons...probably too many to list...but a good friend helped make the tranisition a little easier. She was willing to look at houses for us, she hooked me up all sorts of information about utilities/formalities once we got here, she kept Laney's breastmilk (AKA liquid gold) in her freezer just days after we met in person (we lost power for a week after we moved in because apparently you just can't transfer the names like we were originally told), she frequently brought her daughter over to play with Josiah to help pass the time, and she shared whatever she learned about coping (about Residency and about living so far away from 'home'). Over the past year, she and I had dinners together, MOPS together, Bible Study together, and chit-chatted about anything and everything while the kids played together.

Katie and Matt became wonderful friends over the past year, and we will miss them. They've headed to St. Louis for the next year for Matt's Sports Medicine Fellowship.


And while I am losing a good friend (in person--thank goodness for Facebook and the Blogosphere), so is Josiah. Isabella (only 6 months younger) and Josiah grew to be great friends, and Josiah will tell you that she is one of his best friends. They were MOPS buddies, sandbox buddies, Children's Church buddies, and pool buddies. Being dropped off at MOPS or Children's Church seemed all right as long as they were together. I know Josiah will miss his friend.

Katie and Matt, we are so blessed to have gotten to know you this past year. We are excited for you guys as you start yet another new journey in this crazy life we call "playing doctor"....we just wish it were closer. ;-) We pray abundant blessings for you and your family...and can't wait to hear the news of Isabella's Big Sisterhood.

Dr. Matt left his scooter with us to sell.....so in the meantime, the kids are enjoying it.




11 comments:

Allison said...

I think that's the worst part about all this - the meeting new people and then having to say good bye. But at least you're right - thank goodness for facebook and the internet!
And I'm sure you all will remain friends - and hopefully, there will be even more new people come into your lives!
And Congrats on moving up the food chain! I think Randy may be done before JM!

Trisha said...

What a blessing to have such a great friendship like that!

You look great by the way...

Jenny Mitchell said...

you look beautiful jessi! congrats to randi! hope you all are doing well! also congrats to you for your newest little bun in the oven! so awesome!

Dion said...

Yeah for new friends! You seem to have such a warm bond, and I bet they'll come back into your lives at some point.

Cindi said...

I know how hard that is - we had to part with Allison,JM and "baby" Jenna last year....but of course we keep in touch :)
Yes, thank goodness for fb and blogs!!! I still don't have any close friends here in OK.

ValleyGirl said...

Well, congratulations on closing this chapter in your lives and moving up the food chain! It's true ~ starting new chapters in life is usually good and bad all rolled into one, but I wish you only the best!

Christie O. said...

oh i'm sorry, that's probably one of my least favorite things in life: the goodbye. but you're right, there is facebook and that has worked wonders in resurrecting many a friendship for me!! congrats on the promotion!!!

Katie L said...

It is so hard to say goodbye to friends. We will dealing with that next year when we leave! At least there's the internet!

Colin -N- Lori said...

Ahhh, the relief to have the first year done with. I really does get better as far as Randy being around more. It is so very hard to watch your friends move away. I miss our friends from VA often and you look so good! You all do. Congratulations!

Matt or Katie Moslener said...

Thanks Jessi for all of the wonderful words. You have brought on my first tears after being away.. it is hard not being around friends. We just got our internet up so I will be posting soon. Hopefully we get to talk soon.

Melisa said...

OH, sad to lose good friends. I'm so sorry! I'm sure you'll find more though. You are awesome.