Tuesday, June 7, 2011

And she did it!!.... :)

A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep

In dreams you lose your heartaches, whatever you wish for you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come smiling thru

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing

The dream that you wish

Will come true


10 years ago this coming July, we hosted a foreign exchange student from Slovenia. It happened actually by accident. My sister was going to host her but realized she couldn't and asked me and the hubby to take her. I (of course) jumped at the chance. We had never done this before but thought we'd give it a shot. Soooo happy we did. I love her as if she was my own. The hubby? He ADORES her:) She's truly an amazing girl. She graduated top of her class here in AZ and as for her swimming? No one could catch her:)

She went on to receive a full ride scholarship to BU where she broke records and worked hard toward her dream of becoming a doctor,

Just like her parents. They are both doctors in Slovenia. The sweetest people you could ever meet. THEY are the reason she's so amazing:)

She came to us 10 years ago with hopes and dreams of becoming a doctor, and on this past Friday...She DID.

Meet Dr. Lidija Breznikar McGrath:)

Liddy, you are truly amazing and I couldn't be prouder of you. You will make your mark in this world with your ridiculous smarts and absolutely wonderful heart:) Oregon Health and Science University is lucky to have you:)


  1. How great! Congratulations to Lidija! Dreams do come true but it usually takes hard, hard work. I always admire a good student/athlete as well. My husband is a national level swim coach and those kids work so very hard. I am glad you got to share her wonderful day with her.

  2. holy cow and WOW Dorie!! I just loved loved loved this post :) it gave me wonderful goosebumps of goodness all over. How awesome to see this young woman's success, and how super awesome that you were part of it.

  3. How awesome that you are part of this wonderful young lady's life....she sounds AMAZING!!! I always wanted to host an exchange student and never did.....what a GREAT EXPERIENCE....and I KNOW she loved you both.....what's NOT TO LOVE???