Got a phone call from a young woman who graduated from Westwood in 2005. She said she called me because she remembered the picture I had in my office of my daughter. She described the picture as: "she looked so focused despite all that was going on around her....all she cared about was that butterfly on the end of her finger." It's one of my favorite pictures of Aubrey as well. Aubrey has always been a peacemaker and animals and people are drawn to her. She has a gift, indeed. Even now, 10 years later, this young woman remembers that picture at a time when she needs to feel peace more than any other time in her life. I was blessed to have received the phone call, but despite the fact that she thought she was calling me for help, she gave me the great gift: a real sense of nearness to that amazing young woman, Aubrey, who is so clearly a conduit of God's love and grace.
Another reminder to remain in the present and praise Him in the smallest details of our lives. I am glad I let a few kiddo's say the "f" word while in my office. It apparently makes a difference when we let people start from wherever they are. It was such a privilege to work with so many amazing young people for so many years.
It's a privilege to just continue to be in His peace: with lots of people who share that place with me now. Think I'll use that energy and love of others to get back to work on my health history.