Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I was working on a post, one about how stressful waiting can be.

Because that what our lives have been the last couple months. Waiting. Waiting to know what the future holds. Waiting to make plans. The kids waiting for Christmas. There has been a whole lot of waiting.

I hate waiting. I hate the feeling of putting our lives on hold. I hate waiting to start living our lives. Because this IS our life. Small and simple as it is. I don't want to keep waiting.

The waiting is stressful.

But the post that I was waiting to publish, well, I don't have to.

The waiting is over. Well, some of it.

Hubster found out today that he was accepted to dental school.

He called me into the office were we saw the word on his application: Admitted.

We hugged, jumped around like silly kids we actually are, and cried. This was the moment we were waiting for when two and a half years ago, Hubster decided to go back to school, work on some prerequisites, and start the whole process. This was the moment we were waiting for when we were dipping into our 401K to pay the extra tuition costs when he still needed two more classes and we couldn't get any student loans to pay for them (since Hubster already had two bachelors degrees and therefore didn't qualify.) This was the moment we were waiting for when we invested in a suit and Hubster went for his interview. This was the moment that we have been painfully waiting for every single day since then.

Exactly what this means for our future, I'm still in the process of wrapping my head around.

For now, what this means is that Hubster will start dental school in the fall.

And that the waiting is over.

For now.


  1. Give him my congratulations! I'm not surprised he was accepted, but it's still wonderful and exciting news!

  2. Congratulations 4 all of you. It's mean waiting is worth. Now you know how sweet it is.

  3. Congrats to Hubster! That is very exciting indeed.

  4. Congratulations!! Yay for being able to get rid of one big huge question mark about what's next!

  5. Congratulations and well done, Keith!

  6. There are moments of waiting where inwardly everything stops-- an inwardly held breath. Everything keeps going on around you but there is only one word that is waited for; one moment that will allow you to breathe or consign you to despair. Then that birth of the moment and the first cry is heard. It no longer matters what will come next. Life in this new dimension has begun again.The moment allows you to embrace the future, willing it to grow into a beautiful, living part of your life! It is then that you realize the the waiting and yearning and building has been happening for a life time, not just since you made the choice to accept the possibility of your dreams. Keith! Congratulations, Katherine, sweet boys! congratulations!

  7. I know exactly what you mean. When something is so important in your life that you are literally biting your nails because there's nothing you can really do but wait! I hate that feeling. You feel so helpless until the moment comes. Good news? Bad news? Don't know until it comes.

    That is really great news! I hope and pray your future stays bright Sitsgal!:)

  8. Glad the wait is over. Good luck with whatever the future may hold.

    I too am a mom to two boys even my dogs are boys.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  9. I meant to comment on this sooner, but you know . . . Christmas and all that. Congratulations to you both—how exciting for your family (especially your husband)!