Dear Intern Wife…

2 Jul

July 1st (or 2nd in this case) is the beginning of the medical year. It is when all med students, interns, residents, and fellows start their brand new year. And for some, this is the very beginning of the journey.


Dear Intern Wife,

Today is a big day, an exciting day! Not just for your husband, but for you too!

You are embarking on a new chapter that is part of your unique story. This chapter will bring you challenges, it will bring you joy, it will teach you lessons, it will test you, and it will strengthen you.

You may be in the same city that you lived in during medical school. You might have moved away from family or closer to family. Maybe you moved across the country to a brand new city where you don’t know a soul.

But where ever you are, know that you are not alone.

There will be times that you feel alone because

  • friends and family don’t understand your situation
  • your husband isn’t around as much as you’d like
  • you don’t have any friends in this new town
  • you don’t want to ask for help or
  • you don’t know who to ask for help
  • well…you don’t know why, but you just feel lonely

but know that there are many other women who have traveled down this road.

And they know.

I know.


And sometimes that’s all you need…a connection with someone else who knows what you are going through.

You will make it through.

And you will be better because of it.

Your husband is a lucky guy to have such a wonderful lady who supports him and is walking alongside him through this next chapter.

I am excited for you.

And please don’t ever forget…you are so much stronger than you think you are.

love & blessings & virtual {{{hugs}}},


P.S. It’s one thing to know the fact that other women have gone through this too, but if you can’t connect with them, then it still feels pretty lonely. I know this may sound weird (if you don’t know me), but if ever you need someone to talk to,  need some encouragement,  someone to vent to or cry to, please please send me an email, for reals….I’m not kidding… and there is also a great group on Facebook you should join.

8 Responses to “Dear Intern Wife…”

  1. satu halpin July 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    so, so true. Even though we have been out a year, I still think it is difficult. Residency and being married to a doctor is a rough road. I am hoping it will end soon! 🙂 Keep up the encouraging words-there are so many “newbies” out there wondering what the heck they signed up for!

    • amberomega July 3, 2012 at 2:16 am #

      I don’t even think their husbands knew what they signed up for! And there certainly are bumps and detours along this path, not sure it will ever be smooth…but I’m coming to grips with that fact 😉

  2. Kate July 3, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Preach, Amber!

  3. altarofheaven July 3, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    You are adorable and I’m hugging you now 😉

    Do you realize your mourning is now turned into joy? The joy of encouraging others…may God continue to strengthen you according to His glorious might. 😉

    • amberomega July 3, 2012 at 2:11 am #

      Arcelia- let’s talk about encouraging others…like you do so faithfully! Thanks for your sweet words {again}.

  4. Melissa July 3, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    Love the way you build up and encourage!! It is a big week for so many in the medical community. Is it possible to say that I am thankful for our time in residency? Yes! By god’s grace I am much stronger than I ever thought possible. Miss you!!

    • amberomega July 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      Miss you too, Melissa. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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