Gladys Rodriguez, an RN I work with who always is attentive to her patients, has such good spirit, and always connects with her families. Blessings on your work Gladys!
Watching Liz work with Ryan on school projects and fun ideas. Liz throws herself entirely into it each time and Ryan enjoys the fruits of their shared labor. Yesterday Ryan went to school as a crocodile, including a cool homemade headband and green shirt thanks to Liz.
The recent couple opportunities I have had to walk down to PICU and to support families and getting the chance to say hi to nurses I haven’t seen in a while.
Blessy Philip, one of most awesome smile filled people and pharmacists you can find!
Having a job with PTO, and now collecting a good amount of PTO for emergency time too.
The LEGO art display at the Museum of Natural History, which had this beauty of a father and a boy on display. So moving and heart wrenching, and I had a number of fathers in mind as I reflected on it.
Sara Fudge, whose voice and heart permeate at Bering. Sara is so bubbly and full of life and we appreciate her passion for education too.
Natalie Peters. Our department and our hospital families have been sustained by her consistency and efforts in the evenings the last two weeks and more, and she has risen to the challenge with grace and grit.
Our Bering small group and the immense compassion and care and laughter that is shared their.
My chaplain resident class. They taught me a lot about being yourself but had great patience with me too. Thanks to Tom, James, Russell, and Diana!
A positive compare ting relationship between me and Liz and Elana.
A responsive and thoughtful kindergarten teacher for Ryan.
Jon Burdett, whose friendship has been consistent and life giving to me. Happy birthday good friend!
My colleague, Jessica Shannon. She is gifted with play and reflection with kids, and I have much to learn from her. She is truly a good gift to the Texas Children’s system of chaplains.
The hospitality and kindness of Oksana and Nabil for hosting us in Austin and sharing great conversation.
Paulette Hoftsetter. Y’all, she is awesome and so energetic and full of mama bear love. She is an awesome nurse!
MLK’s words and challenges for justice. I feel greatly challenged, humbled, and appropriately called out for my lack of action at times, my slowness to my neighbors side, and my own prejudices and blind spots. I’m grateful for prophets.
Playing Forbidden Island with Liz. She is pretty competitive so it’s fun trying to play a cooperative game and trying to beat the game together!
Catching up with one of my favorite OT’s, Tara Mullikin this morning. It was a treat to see her.
The way Bering Drive embraced Ryan for his Pinewood derby success. The church made an announcement during church, people came up to see his car, and he got a couple of encouragement notes in the mail. And he smiled because of all of it!
All the people involved in making and delivering my food- the farmers, harvesters, packagers, deliverers, drivers, and many others.
A healthy self, healthy wife, and healthy son. I am always aware of how fragile and precarious that is and how it isn’t taken for granted.
Reading Gods word this morning during my meditation time.