Friends

Body Language

February 23, 2012 Amy FriendsPatient-nessThe FutureWeddings

I would love to tell you that I always love my body. That I appreciate my scars for the story they tell. That I value the oddly shaped contours of my poor long bones. That I love the strange angles that my contracted ankles and elbows grace me with. But I would be lying. But […]

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Evangelical FAIL

January 16, 2012 Amy FriendsJesusMissionsResidencyThe Future

The other day we were doing what residents do best. Fantasize about having a better schedule.  Our colleague BOB seemed to have won the jackpot, he had the last two weeks of Dec off and then an extra five days including News Years for a family wedding. JANE, another colleague says, “I think BOB got […]

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Make New Friends but keep the old….

September 19, 2011 Amy FriendsJesusResidency

The sermon on Sunday was on good friends. The kind of friends who you can show up dripping wet on their door step after the worst day and they will let you in, let you cry a bit, tell you to clear off the laundry from the sofa and rest or hand you a crying […]

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Gratitude

August 20, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFriendsJesusMissions

One of the things about growing up with a progressive although manageable illness is it teaches you gratitude for the little things that make life truly beautiful. Baking something yummy. North Carolina Wine Old Friends. New Friends. Summer Nights. Clean clothes. Good Books Clean hair. Pedicures Grace Children and their wisdom. A Good Night’s Sleep

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Where is my compassion?

March 7, 2011 Amy Disability StuffFamilyFriendsJesusMissionsResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

Its 4 AM. I am so tired I can hardly move much less make a life altering decision for someone else’s baby.   I am so tired that despite my fleece, knee high socks and scrubs I am shivering. My body aches, my right hip feels like its going to burst and the muscles around the […]

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