My wife is a physician. Today she received an email from a patient. She forwarded it to me because I've asked her to so I can keep a record of nice things that her patients say and do for her after she has treated them. What can I say? I am proud husband. This is part of that email:
"Mary - before I board a plane... to spend Thanksgiving with my family, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to thank you. Without your skilled hands, brilliant mind and compassionate care, I wouldn't be able to spend this time with my family - being soooooooooooo thankful. As you can imagine, I am even more thankful that ever before - we don't realize how precious life is until it is threatened. I will never forget how wonderful you were to me and my family! Hugs to you and your family and may your holiday be peaceful and joyous!"
I am thankful that I get to spend my life with somebody who truly makes a difference in this world. She is a great physician, wife and mother.