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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hand to Heart

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
it goes on. — Robert Frost
Last year this month I attended Erica's match day at Georgetown--to see where she would be doing her residency. As we waited for her group to be given their envelopes to be opened at the stroke of noon, the nervous energy was palpable which lead to Erica's racing heart. That's my hand on the left feeling her pulse in her throat while her hand holds her scarf.
H is for heart and hands. Remember? she had open heart surgery to replace a faulty valve only three months before she started Medical School. Now her hands help heal patients she sees in the emergency room.
See more H's at Mrs Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday.

19 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful heart warming post. Thanks so much for contributing.
Denise
ABC Team

Leslie: said...

What a wonderful post and so happy that your own hands were able to calm her. Quite a story!

Leslie
ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

a real circle of life tale.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ms. Burrito said...

Nice one.

Please come to my Homepage for my H, hope to see you.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!





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Hildred and Charles said...

Hurrah for your daughter and my best wishes that her heart and hands are strong for healing.

Tumblewords: said...

A remarkable and heartwarming post! She's beautiful!

Reader Wil said...

I wish her heart and her hands all the strength in good health to heal patients.Thanks forsharing, Noni!

J. Kwiatkowski said...

She is an amazing woman. I'm excited to think of all the good she'll be doing!

Miss Becky said...

this is such an uplifting and beautiful post. I love love that Robert Frost quote. but you know what I love the most? the photo. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. it makes me cry I'm so touched. thanks for touching my Mary Ann. have a really beautiful day.

Daryl said...

Hugs to you both ..

jabblog said...

Terrific post! What a determined young lady your Doctor Erica is and because she knows what it's like to face major surgery she is no doubt a more caring and understanding medic.

Carola said...

Heart and hand, two wonderful meaningful words. I like the way you told us this touching story.

Martha said...

Beautiful post for the letter H.

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Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Heart warming indeed! A wonderful and happy post.

Pietro said...

Thanks for sharing this touching and uplifting post, Noni.

Nanka said...

Very uplifting and must be emotionally rewarding for you!! Great post for the day!!

Donna said...

Beautiful Noni!!!!
hughugs

Marianne said...

Yes, I remember. This photo brought tears to my eyes/heart/soul, the really joyful tears. xox