Isaiah's school didn't restart the new semester until today. When he's out of school and Zachary is in, he often goes to his old pre-school to serve as a "helper" for the day. He's so naturally patient with small children. It's a special quality he has.
Heidi, his former pre-school teacher turned very dear family friend of ours, snapped this yesterday as my boy read a book to a room full of 3 and 4 year olds. She lauded him for the emotion, enthusiasm and intonation during his reading. "I know what kids want to hear," he said to me with a confident nod.
I love that boy with my entire heart. This photo made my day.
Honestly? I write this blog to share the human aspects of medicine + teaching + work/life balance with others and myself -- and to honor the public hospital and her patients--but never at the expense of patient privacy or dignity.
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"One writes out of one thing only--one's own experience. Everything depends of how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give."
~ James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
"Do it for the story." ~ Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH
Details, names, time frames, etc. are always changed to protect anonymity. This may or may not be an amalgamation of true,quasi-true, or completely fictional events. But the lessons? They are always real and never, ever fictional. Got that?