Random Weekend

Oh boy. This week is slipping away from me. I meant to post about some fun things this past weekend, but you know . . . where did the time go?

On Friday night, Hannah and I went to the musical “Singing in the Rain” in Lehi to see my good friend Bethany who starred in it. This was Hannah’s first play, and let me tell you, SHE LOVED IT. She giggled, and rooted for everyone. We were splashed by real rain that fell from the ceiling, and that was probably her favorite part along with all the singing and tap dancing. 🙂 She was so giddy with excitement, her little body was about to burst, and part of the “bursting” was confessing her undying love for me no less than 98 times . . . that was my favorite part. Now she wants to learn how to tap dance so she can join a musical too.

On Saturday, I had an idea hit me over the head. It was like a persistent itch: I had to execute my idea to relive my brain of this cool concept.

I called Brian. (Naturally, I expect him to be available anytime I’m struck with a concept to photograph.)

I left him a message telling him my idea. I told him to clear his schedule for the next couple of hours because I was the most important thing in his life right at that moment.

Ahem. (Usually when you have to spell something out, it’s probably news to other people.)

He called me back, telling me he was on a plane, just about to take off.

Um . . . Hello? What part about “clear your schedule” wasn’t clear? And, to add insult to injury, he was off to meet his new girlfriend’s parents. (He meets EVERYONE’S parents . . . this is not serious yet.) I know my new rank now.

On Saturday afternoon, David and I went for our first barefoot run. He toughed it out and actually went barefoot for the majority of the run. I was smart and wore my five fingers from the start. 🙂 It was our first “date run.” It was actually fun, and totally apparent that David is in way better shape than I am.

Saturday night, we finally got to spend some time with our good friends Marshall and Jill. They live five houses down from us now, (this is a crazy coincidence, since we haven’t lived in the same city or state for over a decade) but it took three months for our schedules to align. We had such a great time chatting, and just hanging out together. It really is amazing how everywhere you move, there are cool people everywhere you go. We’ve been fortunate to make life long friends everywhere we’ve been. Marshall and Jill have been part of our lives since we’ve been married.

On Sunday, a really nice person got up to bare their testimony (which was really sweet) and they talked about how challenging it was to be in school full time, while their wife was in school part time, and they had a child. If I had heard this before med school, I would have thought, “Oh my! How do you even deal with it?” But, sadly, we are almost POST medical school (did you read that! SIX more weeks!) and I am totally JADED. I looked over at David and whispered, “Whatever . . . try medical school . . . average of 32 credits a semester, and 80 hour work weeks during clinicals . . . did I mention I’m in school part time too and we have two kids?”

David whispered back and me saying, “Where is your compassion?”

You see, that’s the thing, I lost compassion somewhere along the way . . . it could have been when the school screwed us over, not providing nearly enough loan money (this is not an opinion, this is a fact) or the grueling hours David has spent away from us studying, or the FOUR (COUNT THEM FOUR) cross country moves we HAD TO MAKE last year, plus the MONTHS we’ve had to spend apart as a family while David completed rotations elsewhere. My compassion was swallowed up in the process of being jaded by medical school.

I’m trying to be a better person. Maybe my outlook will improve when I see the light at the end of the never ending tunnel of medical school in six weeks.

Let’s hope.

10 thoughts on “Random Weekend”

  1. amen sister, wish i had 6 weeks, i am jaded………December can not hurry fast enough……my poor husband takes care of the dog, dinner, and house as i have no energy or mental strength to fool with anything but sleeping, studying, and surviving!

  2. I took Samara to a play recently and she loved it too. It’s so fun as they start to get older and can enjoy so many different things.

    I think it’s ok that your compassion regarding that went out the window. We only had one unexpected move during Ben’s PhD. This one wasn’t what we planned for originally and Ben didn’t have to be away from us and it was still super hard. I’m pretty sure your experience takes the cake over 99% of other peoples. Four moves is ALOT! And living out of storage shed and suitcases stinks! I felt the same way on one fast Sunday when a girl got up and talked about how trying her infertility was–she’d tried for 3 MONTHS before getting pregnant.

  3. OH my heck Chery! I’m going to PEE MY PANTS! Three months?!?!? HA HA! Is now an appropriate time to mention how long it took us to get pregnant with Hannah? 92 months!

    Oh. My. I would have pulled her aside and given her a little “infertility” talk. Clearly, she doesn’t understand the word “INFERTILITY.”

  4. Emily, thank you again for coming to see the play. It was great to see you and your beautiful little Hannah. I’m so glad she liked it so much!

    Can’t wait to meet up next month to talk life stories and such. Ü

  5. Still waiting on the project info… Just because Brian was busy doesn’t mean you can’t tell us! Promise, we’ll keep your secret 😉

    Have to admit, it’s often more fun to go somewhere with children and watch the world through their eyes! So glad she (and you) enjoyed SitR!

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