Tagged with compassion

Homemade Christmas Cards for the Orphans

Homemade Christmas Cards for the Orphans

Have you heard of Orphan Sunday?  On Sunday, November 6, numerous events nationwide and across the world were held to advocate and lend voice to the needs of orphans.  These events were locally-led by churches or individuals, varying from sermons and small groups, concerts and prayer gatherings, to shared meals and activities.  The purpose of … Continue reading

Surprised by Compassion

Surprised by Compassion

I was prepared for their tug of wars. I was prepared for their attention seeking behaviors. I was prepared for their wrestling matches. But I was not prepared for their compassion. As my children grow up together, they are learning how to stand by each other’s side.  To watch out for each other.  To console … Continue reading

Lessons from a Toddler on Being Doctor

Lessons from a Toddler on Being Doctor

My son has a toy stethoscope.  I’ve been showing him how I use mine.  He now loves being my doctor and I don’t mind being his patient.  However, I should probably also teach him that he can’t go around lifting up my shirt, or anyone else’s for that matter, on a whim just because he … Continue reading

Strength for Each Day

Strength for Each Day

After years of medical school and residency, there is still one thing I am desperately trying to learn as a pediatrician.  I can’t find it in textbooks.  It rarely comes up in my conversations with colleagues.  And the great big world of Google does not have much to say. How can I offer my patients … Continue reading