As my wonderful husband pointed out tonight, I am a little behind on family updates on here.

There’s a lot going on here, but the most exciting thing is Stephen completing his first year of medical school! As a good friend of ours said the other day, “Now I can say, ‘My friend Stephen is one-fourth doctor!'”

The last few weeks were a flurry of studying and tests and it all concluded with an all-day comprehensive exam. That’s right – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with a lunch break, thank goodness!) and covering EVERYTHING they learned this year. Doesn’t that sound like a fun way to end the year?!

Well, to put a cap on a great first year of med school, we found out Thursday that Stephen passed every section of the comp! Now that is cause for celebration!

Let me just take this opportunity to say that my husband is amazing. I am so incredibly proud of him for so many things – for hearing God and taking the leap of faith to start the whole doctor journey, for balancing school and family so well, for being a FABULOUS father and husband, and for excelling academically. I am in awe and so thankful to God that I am married to this man.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support along the way – we have seen God working in this every step of the way. I can’t wait to see what He does next!

Way to go honey! YEAR ONE DONE!

***By the way, this summer for him will include a three-week rotation at a clinic, working at our church (which he seriously loves) and several vacations (some as a couple, some with friends and some with the kids)!