We are 1 week removed from Diva Girl’s surgery, today my musings take me to the medical field. With all of our advancements and all of our knowledge, you would think that Drs could explain why pain happens. Is it just because research doesn’t care about the phantom pain women experience? Does the condition defy explanation? Whatever the reason, we sure do wish there was a clear cut answer. At this point it is just pain management with chemicals. Which I hate, but if it keeps her pain suppressed, we’ll go with it.
In wonderful news, our College Girl was the guest of her University’s President and board members at a dinner on Friday. The dinner was to honor a couple who donated $1,000,000.00 to the University’s Honor Program, which our CG is a participant of. The HP is for top achievers who keep a certain GPA, are required to attend so many lectures and events pertaining to education, arts, and sciences, and who work on a project involving research or study in their chosen major. CG was one of eight students invited to represent the school at the dinner. Unknown to the students, the President asked them to give a short bio about themselves, their study field, and their HP project. After her bio the President said she deserved an extra piece of dessert! LOL cheesecake, her favorite. She was also able to engage with the donors and board members, who were very encouraging of her efforts. One even gave her his business card so she could be in touch about getting in with an ER to shadow. The President asked her to stop by his office to discuss her research project in more depth. She was even more enthused because one of the donors gave her a hug! It made her feel so special.
Now, all this to say, not only am I a proud mom, but it is so good to see considering how hard high school was for her. She was a brainy girl who loved sports, which meant she didn’t really fit in any one group. She really struggled finding that one best friend who would always be true. As a mom it hurts you to see that.
But college has been such a positive experience for her. She found 2 wonderful friends her first year and 1 is still her rock. She is being nurtured by wonderful professors who are so supportive of her goals. She is being recognized for her intelligence, which really fuels her determination. She is being allowed to use her desire to learn to expand her understanding of all things.
Now, I have always understood that making people feel special will make them work harder, but it’s not just that. Uplifting people can change their entire perception of themselves! It can bring them out of where they were, to where they need to be. I need to be a better person to others.
So in that vein, I just want to say, you are all the most awesome knitters and crafters in the world!! You make such beautiful things that I am just in awe of. If there is someone reading today that needs to be uplifted, listen to me, you are so talented! Way to go You! There, don’t you feel better?
And this, just this. Gorgeous! Maybe on the list for the babies I have to knit for this year?
Yes, I know it’s not Monday, I just don’t know what date goes with the days anymore! LOL