I have wanted to be an MD for as long as I can remember. When I got close to college graduation, I realized that I also wanted to be a mother. I wanted so much to be a mother that I decided to put off med school until "later." I got married, entered the work force, and had my children. They are the lights of my life, and I have never regretted this decision. I know that I was meant to have children before pursuing a med degree. The question is WHEN should i do this. Waiting until they are in high school might work best because they will be more mature and I will not have missed out on their early years- maybe? I keep thinking that now might be ok, but then I read things like the medical spouse diary entries, and they literally make me cry. How can i do this to my children? I know that in the end it is a personal decision, but any advice would be appreciated.