Saturday, February 7, 2009

Interesting tag from Nicole:

1. Go to my documents/pictures.
2. Go to my 6th file folder.
3. Go to my 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag 6 people to do the same.

And here it is in all its blurry greatness:

And the story. This was the White Coat Ceremony the week Justin started medical school. I remember wondering if that fella in the middle would ever put his arms down (think--fat guy in a little coat, fat guy in a little coooat). I remember feeling very alone in that auditorium. Most people had family there to support them. And it seemed most people had found a friend or two they already clicked with. I remember thinking 'This is going to be a long, lonely road.'

The next little while was hard. J was off to conquer the world and I was stuck in a tiny town with seemingly no opportunities. I walked away from that town completely fulfilled. And it taught me a great lesson--there are good people wherever you go. There are good things to find wherever you are. I honestly feel like I can make any place work for us.

I can't believe in three short months we'll be back in that auditorium. What a road.

So who wants to do the 'devil's tag' (I'm supposed to tag 6 people). Tristie? Tina? Katherine? Val? Allison? Mel? Heather? Any takers?


Jen said...

Your comment on the fat fella reminded me of Grandpa Furniss. Hahaha!

allegra said...

oh my. i miss you Ash!! Was it hard to concentrate after Chris Farley came to mind? I probably wouldn't have been able to contain a little snicker or two. To bad he wasn't twirling his arms just a tad. That would have been nice:) ha ha. i'm laughing right now.

Being a Medical school wife would be hard I can imagine. But i'm glad you've been happy and have made some really great friends out there.. I remember moving to Boston and feeling the same way..just a little overwhelmed at first.

Give your cute girls some smooches from me. I just love them. How cute is that video of Abbey below?! Toddler giggles are heaven sent.

Love ya,

allegra said...

did i really just leave off an "o" on too) . really? come on... he he

Bradshaw Family said...

I hear ya, we have moved so much, but I have found as long as we stay together as a family, we can go anywhere. Wil is wanting us to drive to Minnesota one week in March or April, and we thought we might come out of our way a bit and come see you if you are still in Missouri. Let me know.