68. Gratitude

They work everyday to keep “me” alive. And I couldn’t cry enough tears, or deliver enough chocolate, or say the words endlessly enough to ever express my gratitude. Thank you.

I keep revisiting this in my mind.  How could I ever express the gratitude that is appropriate to the team that assisted God and my body in existence?  I focus on Dr. Haque with this one, his energy, determination, and endurance.  And he is so appreciated.

red hearts and vintage light box with gratitude message for doctors

How could I ever express the gratitude that is appropriate to the team that assisted God and my body in existence?

Behind him is a team of people that I cannot even fully comprehend.  The easy ones, the anesthesiologist.  The support staff.  The people who cleaned the surgery space for my safety, who delivered sterilized tools.  

And then the team on the recovery floor, nurses, doctors, techs, food services.  It is a vast ant hill of people, who all deserve love and recognition.  They work everyday to keep “me” alive.  And I couldn’t cry enough tears, or deliver enough chocolate, or say the words endlessly enough to ever express my gratitude.  Thank you.

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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