Thursday, March 16, 2006

RD. Peterson

Hi everybody! I would just like to take this opportunity to brag about God and my wife!!!! As many of you know, it has been a long time goal of Katie's to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) and we found out on Wednesday that she was accepted for an internship position at the Moncton Hospital!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!

Now for those of you who don't know what this means, let me explain.........


Anyone can be a Nutritionist. I can be a nutritionist. I can hang a little sign on my door and tell everyone all my theories about food, eating and exercise. Now that's a little scary, but don't get too frightened. What I can't do is work at the hospital, work for the government or for major institutions like Superstore. Why is that? Because I am not a Registered Dietitian. To become a Registered Dietitian you have to have something like a nutrition degree AND an 8 month work term as an intern at a Hospital.

Well, last year Katie applied for her internship at the Moncton Hospital. New Brunswick only has 4 English internships a year and they are all at Moncton. She worked very hard on her application package, working long nights on a hand written letter, getting references and filling out forms. I knew then that Katie was very capable and would no doubt be a contender for the job, but with no face-to-face interview, all the people hiring had to go on was her letter. Anyone who knows Katie knows that you need to meet her in person : ) She did not get the internship, but they told her that she was in the top ten! There were 36 some people that applied and some of them had even been working in hospitals for a few years. I was very impressed with Katie. It was hard, but we trusted that God had his plans for us and we went ahead with our plans to get married and Katie got a job working for the summer at the Fredericton Hospital with a lot of wonderful Dietitians (including the very cool Thomas A and Anne M!). God is so good you know? Little did we know, but we now realize that God just wanted us to rest and enjoy our first year together. Now, armed with some work experience and the Lord, Katie has been accepted into the internship program one block away from where we live!!!!!!! How cool is that? How good is God??!! We have to praise him, he is so wonderful! He has blessed us more than we could ever have imagined. If you ever think that your plans are not working out, we would encourage you to keep going and trusting the Lord! Thank you to all of you who have supported Katie and prayed for her! I am so proud of my wife!!!! She worked very hard and I am so happy for her! I'm so joyful to see her joyful! God Bless you all!




We celebrated with a little DQ Kristy!! hahaha.

"But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalms 13:5-6

15 comments:

Stephen Weyman said...

I knew it was going to happen for you Katie. Congratulations! You deserve it :) God is good ... ALL the time!

Adam O said...

Congrats Katie!

Ben Peterson said...

I'M THE DIETICIAN!!....wait a minute, I'm the registered mulletician!
You can't spell dietician without TIC.
Congradulations Katie.

Aunt D said...

Congrats Katherine. I never had any doubts about you gettng the internship. God always has a plan but sometimes his plan is for what He wants not us. You are on the same wave Length as Him. I think Micah would make a great dietican too. Better stick to your day job,eh.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Katie!
Blessings galore,

Monique G.

Anonymous said...

We are very proud of you
Love Mom & Dad

Micah said...

Ben, www.dietitians.ca

Shiloh*~ said...

My dear brothers, you are BOTH right. According to my revisors at the Translation Bureau, the Canadian Gage Dictionnary is the standard guide for correct spelling in Canada, and when I looked up Dietitian, the entry reads: "Dietitian or dietician..."
However, the term that comes first is generally the more commonly used, and googling the term shows about a million more of the 't' spelling than the 'c' spelling.
Sincerely, your translating sister...

And by the way, Katie! I'm so proud of you too! I think the fact that God provided an appartment for you so close to the hospital was a pretty neat foreshadowing of His plan...plus He gave you a nice break between school and work! Bonus! You're right, Micah, God IS SO GOOD!!!

Eli said...

It's wonderful to see the Lord hand upon you guys! May He continue to bless you beyond all that you can ask or imagine.

-Bro Eli

T.C. said...

Hey, congrats! That's awesome, good work Katie.

-T

Naomi said...

That's wonderful Kate!

Gramp said...

It appears to me that the Lord has given you a "Prov 31 wife" Micah!! I received mine back in '52. PTL!!
I'm glad to hear you giving Him thanks for Katie. You are truely a "Blessed " man! (look up Strong's # 833)

jenwhelly said...

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and for the ways He reminds us of it! be blessed as you are a blessing in this opportunity! i love you guys

Anonymous said...

I also celebrated with a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with real maple syrup. Transfats and triglycerides be darned!

kristy said...

WOOOOT WOOOOT!!! Yes and Amen! Praise the Lord. Nothing says I'm a Dietitian/dietician like a little DC!