She said, “leave space in your heart for the unimaginable.”
I could write and write and write things to you today about the over 1,000 posts, videos and podcasts we’ve shared here but let me keep this last post a tiny bit brief:
I am so grateful to you for reading the words here in this blog and for entrusting me with this place to help you understand. I am thankful that so many, especially Seattle Children’s, believed me that pediatric health care can change shape. Blogging, and eventually digital health, became a decade-long constitutional part of my job as a pediatrician and parent. I grew and gained and shared so much because of what I learned here listening to and talking with the public about how best to care for our children. There is no question that the world we inhabit today is different than the one I sat in when I took to this work 10 years ago. More than ever before, those of us interested in helping the public understand how science illuminates truth must keep at it. The stakes are higher and our nation’s health depends upon expert leadership and translation. Please keep writing if you are. I will.
I wrote my first post here in November of 2009 when my babies were just…babies. Now I’ve got 5th and 7th grade boys that I adore more every single day. Don’t let any parent tell you it goes by too quickly – please know that it just gets exponentially better as our children grow into themselves. Each bit of the future can be something bigger. Read full post »