My last day of work for the next week and a half. I can’t wait to be in Brenham with the sweet families from TCH and then with my own sweet family in SoCal. I will be surrounded in love for the next 9 days. Awesome!
Trying new things, like a concert for Sleigh Bells last night!
Ryan growing up and being so cute. He is my world right now!
Reading Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons with Ryan. He loves this book now!
The ritual of attending church, which has provided great comfort and grounding throughout the difficult times in the last 8 years. Just the act of showing up has been a beautiful and meaningful act, regardless of worship or class or how much I’m fed. God is good and God has been good to me through Southwest Central.
The many number of teachers Ryan has had at his daycare, Homegrown Kids, and the way they have loved on him and brought him laughter and play and comfort.
The power of friendship.
Going home to SoCal for a week next week. Home will be a welcome place.
The donut shop that Elana introduced me to by her dads house. They serve great breakfast tacos and their donuts are great too. It’s nice having a good place on the way to work because in the last 6 months my love for donuts has revived!
Stephen and Dawn Lucas, and their awesome hospitality this week.
My colleagues at TCH and the passion for providing top notch care to our families.
Having an hour with medical residents on my unit yesterday and hearing their love for healing sick children and the ethical dilemmas that emerge in pediatric ICU’s. I feel blessed to hear their thoughts and their joy and their distress as well.
Ryan’s playfulness and snuggliness that keeps me sustained and my spark lit during long weeks like this.
Jeff Childers, perhaps one of the greatest mentor teachers that I didn’t know that well. His wit and humor with his love for church history and grounded faith have meant a lot to me. I have appreciated his challenge to think critically about the roots of our faith and interactions with other faiths. Happy birthday Jeff!