We’re In!

The day after my surgery,  Ben left for a medical school interview.  His first interview. Despite the timing being inconvenient (although this is more directed toward the unexpected surgery),  we were nervous and excited.

Ben came home feeling very confident.   Because he was told he would hear within a week of whether or not he was accepted,  he started checking his e-mail every ten minutes.  At least.

Late last night,  his diligence paid off.

We received this in his inbox.

The ** College of Osteopathic Medicine hereby offers to admit Benjamin ****** as a candidate for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2015 commencing in the Fall Term of 2011 with the total credit hours of 249.4 subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

I feel giddy–nay elated–that we have reached this point.  I remember our excitement when we got his MCAT scores,  thinking we were one step closer to fulfilling Ben’s career dreams.  A few months later Ben submitted his primary applications and shortly after was filling out secondaries.

And here we are.  Accepted.

The exhausting exams.  The late night (or all night) studying. The loneliness.  It all paid off.

Any good ideas on how to celebrate?



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33 responses to “We’re In!

  1. Woohoo! I’m so happy for you both. You really were in it together.

    Although … doesn’t this mean you’re in for more hard work?

  2. Dad

    I think you should go out and have a romantic dinner for 2 and then come home and…….

  3. Alright! That’s so awesome!

    And if I said you should celebrate with chocolate, you’d probably find me very lame.

    But that’s my answer for everything.

  4. Your Dad’s comment totally cracked me up! Bwahahah!

    Congratulations to you both – it’s been a long journey but the rewards are so amazing. Ben’s so lucky to have had your support, and I hope you can celebrate in a big way!

  5. Congratulations! To both of you – I’m certain that your support helped your hubby be able to focus his attention on schoolwork. How exciting!

  6. Congratulations! Hooray!!! As for celebrating: you’re creative people. Surely you’ll come up with something! 😉

  7. Great news! Congratulations to both of you!

    Maybe another impromptu getaway for two? 🙂

  8. This is great! Congrats to you guys!

  9. Congrats! I know this journey all too well.

    So happy for both you!

    I say getaway and celebrate.

  10. Dad!!! LOL

    Congrats to your little family. Where is the school?

  11. Yay, yay, YAY! I’m dancing a happy jig for you and Ben over here. What an accomplishment, for both of you! However you decide to celebrate, let there be copious servings of dessert! =>

  12. db

    YAY!! That’s so exciting for you both, Amber..

    Your dad’s comment almost made me spit up my drink, but I have to say, that would have been my suggestion too, lol.. 😉


  13. I think I’d like your dad 🙂

    Congrats to you both! That’s wonderful!

  14. How exciting! And congratulations to all of you. It’s been a team effort.

    I say find someone to care for the little ones for a night – and sleep in!

  15. Yay! Finally some GOOD news. REALLY good news to celebrate! I’m very happy for you both! 🙂

    …And your dad is hilarious!

  16. Penny

    * Throws confetti and such * Yay! Congrats! Congrats!

  17. Exciting – I watched my brother-in-law go through the process – painful but exhilarating all at the same time. And yes, definitely exhausting, as much for my sister as it was for him. Take care of yourself.

  18. Congratulations! That is so exciting! What a huge milestone!

  19. Congratulations! That is awesome news!

  20. Kim

    That is so exciting! And so daunting. More studying. More long nights. More anxiety. And so much more hope for the future you are both working towards! Congratulations to you both!

  21. ck

    Congratulations, Amber! How wonderful for you all. Wow. This is so exciting!

  22. Oh Amber! This is the BEST news!!! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! And I’m so in love with your dad. You come from a great family. Lots of love will get you through the next … lot … of years.

    Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!

    Jump around.

  23. Amber! Awesome news for you and Ben! Are you going to take it or were there other interviews coming?

    • Thanks, Natalie!! We have two other interviews set up, both at schools we really like, so I think we will make our final decision in November. It feels great that we actually have options!

  24. That is such a great feeling! Congrats. Dare I ask which one you got into? (I’ll email you for more private details).

  25. Congratulations! Celebrate with smiles all week. Celebrate with orange juice at breakfast and milk and cookies in the afternoon. It’s wonderfully relieving to know you’re in. Congrats!!!

  26. Congratulations!!! How exciting!! A dream coming true.

  27. I’m so happy for you. I know it will make for some long and sometimes lonely years, but keep celebrating each other’s victories (no matter how small) and it will all be worth it. Congrats.

  28. I’m so happy for you. That is wonderful. (Glad to see you are still out here ; )