Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Richly blessed.

Tonight, I went out for dessert with Jada and Mari (and their husbands) for Jada's 25th birthday. They are my co-workers and I am incredibly grateful to work with and beside them. But the truth is, they are much more than that. They have seen me at my most vulnerable. I have cried, laughed, played, worked, crafted, and learned with them. They have supported me as I've tried to find my way as a staff in health care services. They have taught me how to be assertive, direct, and consistent. They have shown me how to be authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental. They have listened to me talk out my issues and offered advice when I needed it. They have encouraged me to take control of my physical health and challenged me when I've wanted to give up. They know all about me and my life right now. They are some of my closest friends. I will forever be grateful for the time I've spent at New Haven and the things I've learned, but I am especially thankful for the relationship I've built over the last year with these two.

Thank you for loving me and making sure I know it. Thank you for supporting me in my growth as a staff. Thank you for reaching out to me on our days off. Thank you for challenging me to take care of myself and my body. Thank you for making me laugh every time I'm with you. But mostly, thank you for being my friends. I am richly blessed to know you!

Happy Birthday, Jada! I am so ridiculously glad you were born .

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