|T and his cousin S last Christmas|
Last night we talked with him on Skype. We mostly let him contact us because he is soldiering on with his studies, focused on becoming a doctor.
He looked rumpled, a little dazed maybe and certainly very tired. He looks at us with red eyes and little bags under his eyes. Who knows what studying long days and nights does to one.
He is missing us. His eyes full of love convey that to us. He doesn't need to say it although he does. He's generous with his feelings.
Tuesday, he writes Step 1, an eight hour exam on everything medical. A culmination of all the past two years' learning. This exam not only determines whether or not he moves on to clinical rotations, 20 months of them, it kind of ranks him and gives him better opportunities for placement.
He'll be writing with all American medical students and all foreign students studying in the States.
Would you say a little prayer for him?