Today’s assignment is to blog about who I am and why I’m here. I am the adopted daughter of Tom and Linda, born of Carol (bless her heart), raised in suburbia with my sister, Becky. College, marriage, med school, residency, 3 daughters, a few vacations, solo practice, 1 son, and group practice occupied my time from leaving my home on Locksley Lane to my Come to Jesus crisis at age 42. And then a long overdue breath and respite. A sabbatical from medicine. An inventory of what matters.
What matters is loving and caring for others. So I went to Guatemala on a medical mission trip last summer with my daughter and will go back. My short-term goal is to raise money to continue taking medical teams to Guatemala. My long term goal is to have a foundation to connect health care professionals with a heart to serve to the medical missions that need those servants. And my eternal goal is to bring as many friends, old and new, along with me to heaven!