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Education  |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: Rites of Passage
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Education / Mind to Mind / Ophthalmologic Anesthesia / Pain Medicine / Pharmacology / Respiratory System
Education   |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: Rites of Passage
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 981. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e743
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 981. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e743
BABBLES morph into meaningful words
Awkward steps holding his hand, for support and comfort, evolve into graceful posture and perfected balance
Read-a-Long books at bedtime launch a fervor for independent novels
She is in her world….no longer needing a father’s guidance
Rites of passage……
Driving lessons, college essays, a wedding
The girl morphs into a beautiful woman
Her sweet voice, big wide eyes, and witty humor carry her far
Medical school and residency polish the calling to care for mankind into a practicing physician
She is in her world….no longer needing a father’s guidance
Rites of passage……
In the mornings, he sees her in Pre-op
Now she holds her patients’ hands….providing support and comfort
In the OR, she manages assignments with confidence and ease
Patients and colleagues alike respect her and admire her.
She has entered his world now….no longer needing a father’s guidance
Rites of passage……