Saturday, May 29, 2021

Miser Family update: May, Socks, and new doctor edition

Life continues to be rich and full in the Miser Family household.  This last week of May has brought a roller coaster of hot/cold blazing/pouring calm/stormy days, and it's a bit like the rest of my activities are similarly difficult to categorize.  I did math, and brick repair, and long walks with people who have advice for the next Associate Dean, and things like that.  

In the same paradoxical vein, I-daughter is relieved/sad to not make it to the next round of Sock Madness.  She made the most of her extra time to read an awesome book just in time for her book group, and also mow a lawn that needed it.  This is the farthest she's made it in Sock Madness in many years, so even though she's kinda sad not to move on, she's also pleased with how well it's gone and with the extra time she'll have in future weeks.

Really, the big news in our corner of the word is about Y . . . who is now Dr. Y, thank you.  

Y joined our household the year after she graduated from college.  She lived with us for a year and a half, and became a big part of my weekly "chopping up the farm-share vegetables" tradition.   It was good to work together!  While she lived with us, she ran the InterVarsity Christian group on our campus, and she studied for the MCAT.   If A-child becomes a doctor too, it might be because Y described physiological intricacies to her by way of studying aloud.

Apparently, describing things to babies works, because Y made it happily into med school.  She calmed our family down when we were in a bit of a tizzy over N-son's diabetes diagnosis; she continued to trade bad puns with my guy, and she has some of our most creative Family Fun Foto contributions!  She'd come back to visit people in our town, and she'd play (awesome) piano in our church (below is a screen shot; I still attend church remotely).  

She's very much committed to medical mission work, and last weekend our church prayed for her as she heads off to her residency in Georgia.  

And then Monday, she officially graduated.  

She tells me, "I am Dr. Y [FamilyName] now :) I did not attend graduation on Monday but rather did a "photoshoot" with 2 roommates... We had so much fun together! And it was special b/c I really saw Christ in it- the Doctor of PT has been such a loving Christian sister to me, and the Doctor of Pharmacy is a Muslim woman who sought shelter at my house for the last 2 weeks. PLUS, it was special to be 3 Asian female doctors in today's times."

Heck yeah!  We're all so proud of you, Y!   And I'm so glad I got to be part of the exciting story that Y has been living out. 

And that's the news from our family, which continues to be wealthy in our adventures.  May you and yours be similarly prosperous.  

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