Sometimes during the holiday rush and busyness, someone just lays in despair. Some of our patients were amongst that crowd of loneliness. So with some thoughts and much consideration, we decided to celebrate the holidays quietly. We had an amazing time with our families and each other, as we are a family of dental sisters. Each and everyone of us contribute our own uniqueness to this office ambiance and personality.
As we reflect on the past year, we truly had the circle of life again. Jessica gave birth to her daughter and Bob lost an extended family member. Both my dads were at doctor appointments and hospitals. I got so confused one day that I was calling my dad back for his doctor's appointment when it should have been my father-in-law's. That was how my daily schedule was, one appointment after another.
Now with the normalcy of life slowly creeping back in, I just want to thank everyone for your continual support of our office and its growth. Every year we welcome so many amazing new patients that bring us into their lives. We are so humbled by the gestures. I started with little kids who are now young adults. It is quite sweet to witness individual human evolution. The up close and personal aspect of it has made me a better parent, friend, doctor, and wife. The changes I see in myself are reflections of my patients' experiences and stories. I don't think I could have raised my kids by myself. My patients' stories and lessons learned were passed onto me. Now I see it does take a village to raise a child. I am very grateful.
For 2019, of course I'm an optimist for a better world. I don't think we all have to change the world. I think we just need to make our own little world better for ourselves and those around us. Please stay healthy, find your source of happiness in any small amount and definitely be yourself. A visage is too hard to keep up. May you make your 2019 to your likings. Cheers!