Today may seem like any other ordinary day, but it's a pretty darn big day in our house!! Today Chris starts his VERY. LAST. Clinical!! This clinical will last 12 weeks and then Chris will be done with school! How excited are we, you might be asking? Well I think I can speak for both of us when I say we are SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! Words can't even begin to express my excitement!
Today Chris will walk into this funky looking building....
This is the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Chris has been looking forward to this clinical ever since he started doing clinicals. During the last year of schooling Chris became very interested in the Neurological side of Physical Therapy. He had a great Professor (or whatever you call them when they are Dr.s) that helped Chris enjoy Neuro and look to it as a possible career selection. She was also very instrumental in getting the clinical set up at Lou Ruvo. We are so grateful for her and her dedication to the school, but especially to Chris. Many of Chris' fellow classmates says Chris is the favorite... I love it!!
This clinical will help Chris determine if this is really the field he wants to specialize in. This is a bit stressful for him and if it be known me too! What if he doesn't like it? What if it's just not what he wants to do? All that hard work would seem wasted, but at least he would know it's not what he wants to do. We have tried being responsible adults and laying out a plan for our family. We have included this step in our plan, maybe a possible job opportunity here, time to get specialized and Chris goes a step further by planning out other aspects of having a specialty in Neurology. What if that all has to be reshaped? This next 12 weeks will be very big and important in our families future plan. The next 12 weeks will fly by and drag by all at the same time. They will drag by because at the end of 12 weeks Chris will graduate and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. And they will fly by because at the end of 12 weeks our family will have a new direction. Daddy will no longer be a student and Mommy will no longer be providing for the family on her own... It's crazy to even think about!!!
So today is a VERY. BIG. DAY!!
Good luck Chris! No matter what happens and what our future holds, you will be awesome at whatever it is! And you have all of us standing behind you to support you!
Today for the very first time in a long time I have thought about the future and it doesn't seem so far away. In fact it almost seems too close!!!