Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Those Words Will Carry Me

Like I said yesterday, the Surgery Department Holiday Party started off with a bit of a hiccup, but we managed to turn Doc H's error to our own advantage.

Once the party was finally well under way, meaning drinks had been served, everyone had enjoyed their dinner, the gift exchange was complete, and the coffee served, Doc H left our table to do his duty.

Just as he does every year, he stood with mic in hand and delivered a thank you speech to all the Surgery Department staff and their plus ones. Everyone from the MA's and schedulers to the PA's are mentioned and thanked for their hard work and dedication to providing excellence in patient care. Then, he usually tacks on a quick thanks to the all doctor's spouses for their support and finishes with a big thank you to the party planning committee.

But, this year Doc H deviated from his usual speech and it meant the WORLD to me. While thanking the spouses and family, he took some extra time to especially thank ME for supporting his demanding job.  He said without my support he could not do the work he does. He mentioned how much he appreciates the work I do at home to hold down the fort and take care of the kids. In front of his entire department, he thanked ME.

I was so moved, I had break eye contact with him and look at the floor. I thought I was going to bust out my ugly cry.



It is that little moment I will carry around in my heart to erase every grudge I have against his chosen career.

THAT was the BEST part of this year's Surgery Department Holiday Party.


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28 comments:

  1. What a wonderful man, that is great he acknowledged your hard work in front of the whole department- you deserve some spotlight! :)

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    1. He is pretty awesome, if I say so myself!!! It meant the world to me. :)

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    1. Thanks! It gave me the warm fuzzies for sure!

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  3. I am always amazed at how it really is the smallest things that can make the biggest difference. What a great gift he gave you. You can't wear it, it won't break, but you get to carry it around with you forever in your heart! I would like to stand up and applaud:-)

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    1. It's always his words that get to me. He also writes me the BEST cards! I always look forward to reading them.

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  4. How sweet! You deserve it!! Agree with @From a Doctors Wife too, it sometimes is the smallest things, like recognition, that make a difference.

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  5. so sweet! I've heard it's not easy being married to a doctor but he's definitely making it easier! visiting via the blog hop! I have a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, it's not, that's for sure!
      Thanks for stopping by... I'll be by your blog soon!

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  6. Hey! Found your blog through the Blog Working Wednesdays blog hop! I'm a new follower...come check out my blog if you want :)

    lolalucy09.blogspot.com

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    1. Wonderful! Thank you! Will be heading your way... love finding new blogs.

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  7. I'm tearing up just reading it. That's wonderful. My hubs thanked me at our wedding for organizing "the wedding". Maybe i'll get the same as you one day. Great xmas present huh?

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    1. Fantastic present! It truly was a gift and meant so much to me. ;0)

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  8. Sometimes a little gratitude goes a LOOOOOONG way! :)

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  9. You should have busted out the ugly cry. Ugly cries are usually quite pretty to everyone else.

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    1. True, but mine usually includes snot. Snot is never pretty. :(

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  10. :-) that's so cute! But on a serious note, he has an extremely valid point. No one can do Medicine on their own! Also, do you watch Modern Family? You remind me a little bit of Gloria! :-)

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    1. LOVE Modern Family! Gloria? Me? Maybe just a little.. ;0)

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    2. AAAAAAH ME TOO! Luke's growing up so fast! :( And haha, who do you think you're like? I'd say I'm a mix of Alex and Claire. Wow. I'm posting a really good impression of myself as a nerdy neurotic aren't I!? lol. I have the hugest crush ever on Phil, though. He's P E R F E C T. lol.

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  11. My husband is wrapping up his first semester of med school, and we're old. ;-) We have a 5 yr old and a 2 1/2 yr old and a long road ahead. Anyway, over Thanksgiving his cousin's wife told me what nice things the hubs said about me taking care of the kids, house, and life and how he wouldn't be able to do it without me. So sweet and made me realize he does appreciate me...even if he forgets to say it. I have a keeper too. Enjoy your gift! It is truly priceless.

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    1. Oh my gosh!!! Well bless you for going through it with two kids already! I hope you have a good support system in place.... we all need it from time to time!

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  12. That is so sweet of him to do that!

    Oh and thanks for including the button to blogworking wednesday in this post <3

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  13. You have a very original blog! I'm your newest follower from the “I love my post” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  14. What a wonderful post to read! Makes working in the trenches worth it! It truly is the little things, gestures, words - that stay with you. My hubby leaves me notes all the time and it is very sweet:)

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