I have never really, truly understood what a White Coat Ceremony was. I knew it was something special. Sitting through Jason's kind of opened my eyes. A White Coat Ceremony is a right of passage for a new medical student. As they are "cloaked" by the doctors that will be teaching them through their years of medical school, they take upon themselves the true responsibility of being a doctor. It becomes the "real deal". They start thinking like a doctor, acting like a doctor, and understand their calling as a healer.
The ceremony began with a procession of medical students with their white coats draped over their arm. It was amazing to see Jason finally come down the aisle. I have to admit I teared up a bit. For anyone that knows Jason, you know that he has worked hard and has wanted to be a doctor for a long time. It is a true love for him. With Jason having a last name starting with the letter "A" he was the second student to be cloaked. He look so awesome up there. Unfortunately the picture I took when he was being cloaked was ruined...I am not happy about that one! Ugh. The ceremony ended with the all of the students with their white coats standing and reading the oath of the doctor. It was pretty cool.
We were lucky to have Jason's parents come into town. I was super excited to finally get to entertain in our home here in Spartanburg. Our weekend was filled with antique shopping, eating, hiking, eating, more antique shopping, and more eating. It was so much fun. We love y'all, Andersons.