Friday, March 18, 2011

It's a Match!


The luck of the Irish was with us yesterday!

For the last few months, we have known that March 17th, besides being St. Patrick's Day, was Match Day for my oldest son.

For those not in the medical school world, that means that on that day, he would find out where he will be doing his residency.

While part of his medical school career is nearly over, another part will be starting up.
Wow -- when he started 4 years ago, I remember thinking - that's a long ways off
and here it is . . . time for a new adventure for him and his family. Mr. Tennis and I met Philip, Catherine and Janie at the festivities. You could feel the nervous excitement in the room.

He's going to into pediatrics -- my son, the doctor (just had to say that!!). He matched with his first choice. Bonus -- they don't have to move and are fairly close by!

We're so proud of him and his hard work. Congrats!!

13 comments:

Gail said...

Janet, A big congratulations to your son! I know he'll be a wonderful pediatrician! How awesome that he's not far away...

Sharon said...

WOW Janet!! I know you must be very very proud and have every reason to just call him..."my son the doctor" from now on! haha Beautiful family and just love the mothers happy ending of they will be close! Boy do you do a good job of raising kiddos!!!!!

Kim K. said...

What fabulous news. Congratulations to your son. Cheers!!

tracey said...

Congratulations Janet! Such exciting news for the entire family.

Kate said...

Congrats to you all!!! First choice...so wonderful!! I remember my BIL's match day...so much tension...but so exciting!! On to the next adventure!! You must be bursting with pride!!!

Dawn said...

Congrats!!! How proud you must be!! and how wonderful they don't have to move!!!! Have a great weekend!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh congratulations!!! I know you must be very proud of him!!!!

Laura L. said...

That's great news! I'm so happy for you all, that they won't move. Good luck to the doctor!! :)

Steffie B. said...

How wonderful....lovely post from a very proud Mother! ;)

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! You must be soooo proud of Philip! He is going to make a fabulous doctor too! So glad you got to join them for "match" day!

LuLu said...

oh my goodness that is such wonderful news!!! I can feel your proud mom voice through your post! I'm beaming for YOU and your son and his lovely family. Very exciting and i love to hear that there is now another wonderful doctor to care for all those special children!!!
congrats!!!!
xo
LuLu

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, what great news! Congrats to your son.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is awesome news.... I know that you are so proud of him.....and yeah for his first choice:)

xoxo,

Lisa