Tonight I was reminded that sometimes I may just need to listen. Sometimes I need a higher plan. I learn new things at work everyday, most of the time they are not even medically related. I feel like I've learned more about my self, more about God and how closely our physical and spiritual health are related. Sometimes I'm so focused on peoples signs and symptoms that maybe really more importantly they just need an ear to listen. I met an adorably spunky 77 year young woman tonight, who had such a wonderful attitude despite her critical condition. Once I stepped back and delved a little deeper, she broke down in tears while I listened. I asked her if she would like me to pray with her and her face lit up. So, we did just that, we held hands and prayed. Afterwards she said to me, "All I really needed was a prayer, thank you". Medicine has its ups and downs, successes, failures, rewards and disappointments. Just like anything in life I've found that at the end of the day if you include God in your plan everything will be ok.
Andy is working as a Physical Therapist and I'm working as a Physican Assistant. Needless to say we have some pretty interesting conversations at the dinner table! We welcomed our sweet baby boy, Drew on October 20, 2011. We are excited for this next chapter in our lives and all the adventure it holds!