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children reflect their parents

You do not ever see it when you are a teenager or young adult. I do not think parents even actually see it. I have slowly begun to notice how much children reflect their parents.  Some of my friends have children. Some of them do not. I am starting to be in the age group where some of the children are newborns, some are toddlers, preschoolers, and some are pre-teens.  Their minds are being molded everyday by things that they do at home, things their parents do, things their friends do, and experiences that they have.

One of my friends has the two dearest children. Yesterday the regular babysitter was not available and I happen to be having lunch with her. I immediately volunteered to hang out with the kids so that her and her husband could keep their plans. These two girls are phenomenal.

L is six years old. We have met multiple times. I have been to their house for game night. I have dog sat for them. I have even been sailing with them. Every time I am over at the house or with the family somewhere silly L takes some time to warm up to me and then by the end of the night she would prefer I just stay or would like to know when the next time she is going to see me. Last night L was particularly hilarious. She finally came into the living room to accompany E and I, but she hid under her pillows most of the night. While watching the “Princess Bride” every time someone held hands, looked lovingly into each others eyes, or heaven forbid KISSED, L would yell “EWWWWW, that is SO GROSS!” or “why do they need to kiss?” “Are they in LOVE?” All of these exclamations cracked me up. I am pretty sure E just sat on the couch and rolled her eyes are her little sister. I love the spirit and personality of L. She is so joyful and precious with a little bit of attitude.

Now I know it has been almost 20 years since I was 11 years old, but the conversations I had with E last night or anytime I have been with the family just astonish me. She is so well spoken and intelligent. Plus she has the sweet innocent beauty that an 11 year old is suppose to still have. She is such a positive roll model for her little sister and reflects her mother’s and father’s values so well. Her and I sat at the dinner table and discussed her “Revolutionary Day” at school that she had the opportunity to participate in yesterday. She remembered so much of what had happened that day. She told me all about the doctors and other interpreters for the revolutionary war days.  She even wanted to know about my day. After dinner we picked out a movie to watch. TV time is a rare occurrence is this family, so they were excited but you could also tell the girls were tired from their day so we were looking for a nice movie. I was glad I could teach E something even though not a useful life skill. Showing her how to search for movies on UVERSE on Demand.  The movie was a kid friendly love story, “The Princess Diaries.”  The movie was such a good love story and a sweet kid movie. E wanted to make sure I enjoyed it as much as she did.  Again what a wonderful girl. The girls were ready to find a game to play, but the parents came home right as the movie was ending. Bedtime.

These girls are such a beautiful reflection of their parents. I am so glad that I get to be a part of their lives. I am interested to watch them grow and see the people they become.

Do parents ever know the impression they make on their children. The impression it leaves on others.

I hope one day the impression my future children leave on people is a beautiful reflection of their family and the values they are raised with.

 

Oh by the way, happy Chinese New Year!

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HBD

I have been working on my baking and cooking skills this weekend. Mike turned 29, so I attempted to make one of the greatest cakes I’ve ever made. Chocolate and strawberry zebra striped with cream cheese icing.

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Delicious.

real life again

Things to do with the rest of my  2012: 

  • training for my first full marathon, yes that is 26.2 miles 
  • Insanity, getting toned at the same time I am taking care of my cardiovascular health 
  • Need to find that skinny, fit person that started medical school 2 years ago
  • starting clinical rotations in my third year of medical school 
  • enjoying spending time with my husband 
  • living in different parts of Oklahoma that I may have just driven through or did not even know existed 
  • hopefully getting to have some weekends off to enjoy REAL life 
  • getting LASIK eye surgery (NO more glasses or contacts for this girl) 
  • maybe cleaning a little more around my house 
  • trying to learn to be a better cook 
  • LEARNING 
  • Making sure that I get my daily vitamin D
  • maybe cleaning my car 
  • visiting some beaches 
  • Season 5 of BREAKING BAD, guess I need to watch season 4 
  • Golfing, definitely golfing more (and possibly buying my own set of golf clubs)

I am sure this list could go on and on forever with things that I plan on doing this year, in particularly this summer. 

The ending of the beginning

Last Tuesday officially marked the end of two years of book work, sleepless nights of studying for exams, and the classroom education to becoming a physician. On July 1st a new chapter begins: clinical rotations.
Looking back at the past two years I think I can officially say that it was the longest and the shortest two years of my life. From the first day of endless printing and crying about how there is absolutely NO way I could possibly learn or maybe even read all of this information, to meeting some of the best friends I have ever had, learning that it is possible to learn a ton of information, have some kind of social life, stay in a committed and loving marriage, and the minimal amount of sleep that I actually need to feel like a human being the next day and pass an exam.
COMLEX boards were the beast that had to be overcome before I could have a very tiny summer break. Trying to keep up with Doctors in Training during the semester, COMBANK, and the other Q-banks, plus perform well in my actual classes proved to be a difficult task. I managed to, well sorta. And to top things off a solid month of 8-14 hour days of studying. I would just like to thank my husband for putting up with me through all of this, thank the girl that made sure I had a stress outlet to discuss boards with, the guy that sent me so many questions to test my knowledge and for all the love, prayers, support, and encouragement that so many people provided me.
Vacation with the husband and parents has proven to be a much needed stress relief and fun.
I will be learning and working hard for the rest of my life, but I am so glad that the past two years are behind me. The next two years are going to be hard and challenging, but I am so excited to actually get to see medicine in action.

For now though I am going to enjoy my vacation.

I lift you up

Today has been a long day. We said goodbye to Mike’s uncle this afternoon. A beautiful heartfelt community came together to celebrate a life ended short. Today it was amazing to see this small community come together and take care of their own.

This is what family and small towns are about.

“Death is inventible, maybe the living should remember this.” Live like you don’t think you know what tomorrow holds.

One thing I have never thought much about in my life: why are people buried facing the east? “it is said when Jesus comes back, he will come from the east. There all will be to see him as he comes over the horizon.”

God, watch over our family as they mourn the loss of a dear loved one and as the travel home.

Amen.

Bright

Never know how many lives on life touches. Never know when your last conversation with someone will be. Makes you stop and think about the simple things, the complicated things, and the things that just don’t really make any sense.

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Cherish those you love.
Thoughts, love, and prayers for the family, my family.
God is great! And when you get to the golden gates of heaven those who have passed before you will be waiting to welcome you home.

celebration of life

from http://jezebel.com/5812145/ladies-life-expectancy-dropping-unless-youre-latina

We all love birthdays! Fun, friends, presents, and food! Its a time to celebrate the life that you are living with the people that you love. February is a very popular month for people that I know to be born in. People that I can think of off the top my head that are born in February:

February 6: Hannah Adams

February 12: Mason Littleton

February 14: Jacob Bernard, Owen Cheatham, , Owen Huck

February 16: Gloria Martz

February 17: Wayne Kiser, Kourtnie Mollet

February 22: Tim Busheyhead, Paulette Adams

February 23: Tracey Duroy

February 19: Darlene Duroy

February 28: Lindsey Bastemeyer

I am curious if I actually know someone that was born on everyday in February? I bet it can come close, what happens 9-10 months prior to February, that so many children end up being born in February? Happy birthday to everyone that I know and love that is a February baby, I just can’t get over how many birthday parties and events I have been to for people this month.