As a parent, one of the most rewarding times is when your child is on the path that they have chosen and they are excited and ready for what ever comes next.
When I was in the hospital for the first of many surgeries a couple years ago, a light bulb when off in Bailey's head and she knew she wanted to do something in the medical field. After researching, she decided she either wanted to go into nursing or a medical technician. But right now, getting into those programs are hard and expensive. So her plan was to become a phlebotomist and lab technician. Work at that for a couple years and then try to get into a nursing program or med. tech. If she is working at a hospital as a phlebotomist, the hospital will help pay for your schooling. Great plan.
But she graduated from high school too late to get into the phlebotomist program last summer. She didn't like the other schools she looked into, so she had to wait a year. So while working, she took classes that would eventually help her when going into nursing or med. tech.
Well yesterday was her first class in phlebotomy. You would think it was her birthday (which is tomorrow), Christmas and Easter rolled into one. Her excitement was contagious. LL and I couldn't wait till she got home so we could hear all about it. She and we were not disappointed. I don't think there was a thing that could have wiped that huge smile off her face. She is so happy that she is finally starting on the path she has chosen. And as a parent, it just doesn't get better than that!
Zero Dark Thirty
18 hours ago