Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A word of thanks

Thank you to all who take the time to read our blog. We enjoy writing about our experiences. Also, thank you to all who have left comments. It's always fun to read them and encouraging. 

People often express thanks here with small gifts. Some of the interesting things we've received are necklaces, bracelets, eggs, cards, avocados, and pineapples. (I dare someone out there to bring 20 eggs to their gynecologist for performing their wife's hysterectomy.) Receiving thanks feels good and encourages us to keep going. It is not the reason we do our work, but thanks does help motivate when the work is hard, long, or arduous. 

And so, the last time I led devotions for the interns, I talked about Hebrews 10:22-25, "He always keeps his word. Let's see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worship together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big day approaching."


Anonymous said...

I don't really consider myself that old but, Sara, when I first began working for an endocrinologist back in 1968, he did except produce and other items as payment for services rendered. It was very helpful to the diabetic farmers of Central Oregon and opened my eyes to a wonderful world. A nurse friend of mine grew up in a home in Albany, OR with a OB/Gyn dad who did the same. Isn't it great to be part of a society who does that. I wish we would get back to those times here in the States. There was just a closeness about that that couldn't be had any other way.
Enjoy those eggs. I love your posts. I think I had to regroup myself for your last post Malin. I guess I am more blood and guts than a mouth, but that was so interesting. I can just see those pictures being shown to young kids here as a demonstration of why we need our teeth cleaned. I can hear the groans now.

God bless your day,
Bend, OR

Anonymous said...

Hi - this is Mom. I am showing a dear friend, Fran Hobbs, how to post a note to you on your blog if she wants to. She prays for all of you so often.
Love, Mom