Being a vet is tough and full of heartache. It is the most rewarding career I can imagine. Through their childhood, Abby and Amanda have declared their plans to be vets (and teachers, artists, writers and more).

 We want to be vets so we can pet dogs like Noodle!

We want to be vets so we can pet dogs like Noodle!

 We want to be artists like Uncle Dave!

We want to be artists like Uncle Dave!

 "Don't you guys want to be Millard North Mustangs?"  "No Mom, we want to be Central Eagles!"

"Don't you guys want to be Millard North Mustangs?"

"No Mom, we want to be Central Eagles!"

As a young woman, Abby has come full circle and is determined to be a vet. I am proud of her, and excited to share this amazing career with her.

I am thankful Abby wants to be a veterinarian.

 Abby and Luna

Abby and Luna

As a young woman, Amanda is determined to be a librarian.

 Amanda and Squirtle at Worlds of Fun

Amanda and Squirtle at Worlds of Fun

I am thankful Amanda does not want to be a veterinarian.

I am proud of her, and relieved that she will be shielded, not from the pain of life, but from the pain of the veterinary field.

 Abby and Amanda are huge helps. The baby Boxer would not stop...needing another bath, while Teddy waited patiently for his walk.

Abby and Amanda are huge helps. The baby Boxer would not stop...needing another bath, while Teddy waited patiently for his walk.

They both could change their minds, and we will support them 100%, but where they are now stirs up a mixture of pride, trepidation and relief.

 Abby with Olive, Robert and Uncle Dave. Don't think I don't obsess about the futures of our nieces and nephews too, because I do!

Abby with Olive, Robert and Uncle Dave. Don't think I don't obsess about the futures of our nieces and nephews too, because I do!

 Amanda with Arthur. He is undecided about his future plans and prefers to enjoy the present. You are so wise Arthur!

Amanda with Arthur. He is undecided about his future plans and prefers to enjoy the present. You are so wise Arthur!

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