Pinch me. Back here in Chicago only 6 weeks later! That's pretty wonderful in my book.
This time I am here for daughter Shannon's graduation from medical residency. She's now a full-fledged anasthesiologist,soon to be headed to a private practice group in Olympia, Washington. So much went into her decision of where to work. Her professional self heard the calling to a Trauma I center in El Paso. Her business-minded self considered a three year position in Dubai where the US government would pay off her med school loans. Her sentimental self considered a position in California (from wence she came). But now that the decision has been made, her mama self chose this position in Olympia, Washington. This position that offers her a lot more free time with her three young children (and one a newborn).
Proud mama. Proud of so much, but mostly proud of the mama she is.