She’s been sold on medicine, but nationalized health care is wreaking havoc in the medical scene. It won’t be possible to come out of medical school with $300,000 of debt if there are ceiling caps for doctor salaries.
She’s been praying about her decisions and trying to hear whether God wants her to pursue something medical. Recently she told me that, at least for right now, she believes she’s supposed to go for medicine. She said, “I always thought I’d live in the nice house and go on mission trips in the summer. But I’m not so sure anymore. I think it may be an all the time thing.”
On one hand, I was thrilled. My daughter wants to lay her life down for the needy. Isn’t that what I’ve prayed for since she was born, that she would serve God all her days? On the other hand, how on earth is this going to happen? She’d have to come out without a lot of debt in order to follow that path! I don’t want her to be disappointed if this doesn’t all work out either. My instinct to protect her is on high alert.