Courage is not the absence of fear.
Courage is carrying out your convictions in the face of fear.
Last Thursday I packed up my trusty focus and made the journey to Nashville, TN for the Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference. It was amazing. Anyone interested in healthcare in any capacity (from surgeons to office staff to public health workers) should really take a look at getting involved with CCHF.
The time I spent there challenged me to keep the promises I've been making to God since I was about 13. The ones that went:
"If you get me into the University of Michigan (glad he didn't answer that prayer)...If you get me an A in Organic Chemistry...If you can keep me from running out of the MCAT facility...If get me into med school...If you provide financially for med school...if you promise I won't go crazy during medical school...then, I'll serve as a doctor wherever you send me. "
Leaving for three days put me behind big time at school, BIG time. But, I have a feeling I'd feel about the same had I decided to stay here. Luckily I vented during lunch with Bre and Amanda over sushi...so you don't have to hear it. You're welcome.
Post-conference, I added a lifelong goal to my to do list:
1. Learn Bible stories like it's my job and get really good at telling them.
"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land."
You inspire us--keep up the good work. We're proud of you! Oh, and safe to say no one will be eating your sushi! Love, MomReplyDelete