Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dr. Andrew Brochu

I'm proud to say that last Saturday, my hubs graduated with a dual degree as Dr. Brochu, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership. He will begin his residency next month in Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery and I'll say it again, I am SO PROUD! He has entered a complex, demanding but yet rewarding life calling and I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing about the lives he will touch, the lives he will save, and the quality of life he will help imporve. Congrats A! I'm so excited to continue this journey with you.

Here are a few pics from last week's graduation events:

 ~ Graduation Bonfire ~  
Sitting by the fire and reminiscing over the past 4 years.
Tim burning his short white coat. 

                ~ MBA Recognition Dinner ~                     
Celebrating with dear friends. 
Matt and Katie came to support A!  
Dinner at the Boulevard Brewery 

~ Graduation Day ~
Waiting for the ceremony to start!
There he is walking in with a big smile on his face.
The fam! 
And more fam!
1 day, 2 degrees!
The Crew
Friends, colleagues, doctors.
On our way to A's celebration dinner. 

At the DO/MBA recognition dinner the graduates recited this prayer as a group and I thought it was pretty amazing. 

Prayer of Physicians
Bless my hands that will touch life.
Bless my hands that they might reduce pain.
Bless my hands so that they may embrace with compassion.
Bless my hands which will draw blood and administer medications.
Bless my hands as they grow stiff with age.
Bless my hands so that I may comfort the dying.
Bless my hands which hold the future and offer hope.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

One Last Hurrah

...before the end of med school that is. I am confident that our future holds many more hurrahs with this crazy crew but last weekend the KC Crew (aka Ben & Aly, Jacob & Jetta, Tim & Anna, Andrew & Jenny) left a May snowfall in KC behind and ventured South where the air is warm, the sun is shinning and stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of TEXAS!

We spent the weekend at the Brochus' lake house soaking up the sun, (wearing 50 spf of course ;) comment made towards Dr. Barrick, soon to be Dermatologist), wake boarding, skiing, tubing, grilling, eating, dancing, canoeing, and most of all celebrating both the completion of medical school and our cherished friendship with each other. 

until our next hurrah...