Thursday, November 25, 2010

Possibly the biggest decision of our lives together!!

Five years ago  we started to discuss the possibility of Shane studying medicine....Little  did we know that this would result in us  packing our  205 boxes, our furniture , our 2 cars, our cat and dog and four  beautiful kids, leaving Melbourne, friends and family and starting a new life on the Gold Coast!  To say that this was a HUGE  undertaking is an understatement.  Now here we are  four years  in to  this program and Shane is at the end of his  MBBS .  On the 13th December - when he graduates I will finally  be able to call him Doctor!!!  I have to learn to say this without laughing at the same time - the whole thing is SO  surreal!!

Today he learnt that he has an overall HIGH DISTINCTION - meaning that he will probably  graduate with Honours!!!  Not bad for a 42 yr old ex bank clerk, ex debt collector, ec orderly, ex nurse!!  Words  dont adequately express how proud I am of him and how in awe I am of  what he has acheived!!!  Anyone who knows me knows I am a bit of a sook for my family ....but tonight  every time I look at this amazing man I have tears in my eyes!!!   He truly  is an extraordinary person and an inspiration for anyone looking at a life change!!

Congratulations fabulous man - I am SO SO SO lucky to have  had you as my life partner!!!  You seriously  ROCK Dr Shane Kamphuis!!!!!








From a hopelessly  proud wife!!! 

19 comments:

Briana Corry said...

Congratulations Shane - what an incredible achievement and Lisa your support has helped him gain this achievement. Well done guys....so pleased I have had an opportunity to meet and get to know you Lisa!! Mwah.

Tracy said...

The hugest of congratulations to your man Lisa :) How wonderful. Wishing your family all the very best for the future :)

my2angels said...

oh wow congrats to Dr Shane huge achievement :)

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh Congrats to Shane on your acheivement but above all congrats to you Lisa for being there through the fun times & the hard times- behind every great doctor is a super dupa wife!!!!! So congrats to you both!!!!

Hugz

Deb

CreativeMe68 said...

Congratulations Dr Shane Kamphuis!!
OMG You Crazy Woman, You have me in tears and laughter!!! You have the most beautiful family and I am so proud of all of you!
Love all the LO's that you have done of your man! Can't wait to see his Graduation pics!!!

Luv Shaz xoxo

Em said...

Awwww gosh, see know you have me all teary eyed, I must be the sookie friend tee hee! Congratulations to both of you! Can't wait to celebrate with ya(wife of a Doctor) and of course the fantastico Dr Shane Kamphuis...wooohoooo!

Tarrah said...

I am sure you will all be relieved when Shane finally does graduate, congratulations on such an achievement and with top marks and all!!! Way to go!!!!

Love your layouts here too babe, gorgeous work as always!! xx

Roxy said...

My husband and I were just talking at lunch, semi-jokingly, about a life change, going back to school, etc. You two prove it can be done, even with a family, if you support each other and believe in the dream. Way to go, you are both inspirational!!!

mel said...

Wow - congrats to you Dr Shane!! that is some achievement!! Lisa I am in awe of you too to believe in Shane so much to leave everything behind to support him!! Well done - cant wait to see the graduation photos

elle said...

This is an amazing journey the two of you have been on. It's obviously been worth it!

Congrats to Shane for doing super well, and hope he enjoys the graduation ceremony with everyone in tow!

Congrats also to his stunner of a wife, who is awesome for committing to move 4 kids 2000km from their old lives to see their dad succeed!

DebiJ said...

Oh Lisa...I am teary too...what a way you have with words!

Congrats to Dr Shane, woo hoo...what a clever bloke he is, with all that knowledge behind him too he will make a fabulous man to consult.

Congrats as well to you & your littlies for keeping the belief with him. You are so fortunate to all have one another.

Love from the other soookie friend xxx

Leanne said...

Congratulations Shane...what an achievement to change your life like that. Well done! It just goes to show what you can do when you have the support of a loving family. I had a little sook too Lisa...you have such a way with words xxx

chrisw said...

OH that is so beautiful Lisa and congratulations Shane.You two deserve one another you are both such beautiful people and I am lucky to call you friend..You both deserve all the very best life has to offer

lizzyc said...

well done...well done.. to both of you.. to shane for all his hard studying.. and to you Lisa for standing with him and supporting him and keeping the home together for him.. congrats to you both!

Kerry said...

Congratulations Dr Shane! Congratulations to you Lisa! It's been a huge change for you all....well done!

shanjamorjor said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A family achievement for sure. Best wishes to you all

Kylie said...

congrats...congrats,,,,you are a truely wonderful family and we enjoyed you company while on holidays and this couldn't have happened to a nicer family.

Brigitte G. said...

Wowww Lisa, congratulations to your man !!
that is sooo aweeesome !!
I think that sometimes, you have to take time to make decisions like these and they were the right one ! Well done !!
and fantastic LOs here !!! Love your work Lisa !!

Eve said...

Lisa fantastic work , but most of all fantastic news for your family congrats to shane i can feel your proudness in your post ...shhh but i even had a tear reading it as it was so heart felt ...well done ...live the dream
xxxx