Conquering the MCAT…and Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Today, I received the very sad news that one of my beloved uncles from Scotland (my mother’s brother) has passed away following a period of illness. I am trying to process the news and come to terms with it. I spoke to my mum in Kenya and one of my brothers in the States and it was good to cry and reminisce about the wonderful memories we have of my uncle. Even though I am a whirlwind of emotions right now, my brother Jonathan gave me a great talk on focusing on my MCAT tomorrow and we will talk further and grieve as we need to after the exam is done. Jonathan reminded me that my uncle would be very proud of me and want me to give the exam everything I’ve got. I am dedicating the exam to him as I remember that I am fighting for a dream that will help to heal people who are sick and suffering.

I have done my best to prepare for the exam. And now…it’s in God’s hands. I trust in him for the best outcome and for his comfort and healing during this difficult time.

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Thank you to all my friends, family and blog readers who have been so encouraging and supportive. A special thank you to my husband who has been holding the fort and helping out with housework and watching the kids while I studied. You have been so awesome!

If you could all keep me in your prayers tomorrow, that I may be calm, focused, and that I will excel, I would really appreciate it. To all those doing this important exam…you can do it! Stay positive!

In honor of my Uncle Alan (top second from the right). This picture was taken in Kenya in 2007 when Uncle Alan visited from the UK to celebrate our wedding with us.
In honor of my Uncle Alan (top second from the right). This picture was taken in Kenya in 2007 when Uncle Alan visited from the UK to celebrate our wedding with us.
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8 thoughts on “Conquering the MCAT…and Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

  1. So sorry to hear about your uncle. I will be praying that God keeps you in perfect peace while you take the MCAT. You have been given the mind of Christ and can do all things through Him who loves you…God bless…

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    1. Thanks Yadei. The first day I heard the news was really tough but I am doing better now and just keeping the great memories of my uncle. God has been giving me a great strength and peace. Thank you for your kind words Yadei!

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