JOHN GRADUATED!! He now has those official magical letters after his name. John Spencer Wells, M.D. Isn't it lovely? For all you still-medical student families out there, I'm here to tell you that it actually ends at some point. And then you look back, and it went so fast. (I won't say that it feels fast, especially during the manic-studying stage for the USMLE tests, and the crazy, crazy hours of the medicine and surgery rotations, but I will say that IT ENDS.)
Here is John with Dr. Gold (in red--the Dean) and Dr. Paat (the professor that organizes the medical missions John has done every year). We don't want to talk about how much that little blue envelope in his hands cost. And here we are. The triumphant couple. I, of course, forgot that I was holding my purse and that I had put my hair up in a pen bun because of the incredible heat, and so the picture includes both. Darn it.
John with his proud parents. We had my parents, my brother Dallin, John's parents, his brother, his sister, and our friends, the Soelbergs. (Sara, I don't have a picture of Dallin. Not one. Can you believe it? After all the work he put in tending the children? What a bad sister I am.)
John with his girls. Mimi tells everyone who crosses her path that her dad is now a "real doctor." Really, considering the 2-1/2 hour length of the ceremony, the girls were delightful. I was very impressed. I was impressed that I was able to sit still for that long.
So, congratulations to the love of my life! We are halfway done--finished at least with the unpaid half. It can only get better from here.