Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This young girl ~





This beautiful young girl... how I remember being this tender age of 14. Life is big and every experience tackled in a different way. More mature, more capable, needing more, wanting different, more sensitive, yearning to explore and so so much more. Our last school holiday, Brogan decided to pursue her growing love for medicine and health care. A wonderful friend of mine made a dream come true by getting permission for Brogan to attend various operations in one of our local hospitals as a volunteer . Life changed drastically for a while as this required very early dark Winter mornings riding through Town to get her there so she could help prep patients. Her days were long, often with out a break until I fetched her at the end of the day. She carefully watched as almost every operation from appendics surgery, spine, cesareans, circumcisions, removal of abscess's, prolapsed uterus and many more were performed. Young, old, male and female. Her experience has made her realise that although a very challenging road ahead with her schooling, that this is exactly what she would like to do.

The living of our lives , the days that just pass us . How our months and years roll by . How this has suddenly hit me as I write this post. I treasure my moments with Brogan . I now know how my Mother loved having me at this age.

Do have yourselves a happy day ~!
Suzanne




11 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow. What an opportunity. I also have been seeking out ways for my girl to explore her interests through volunteering.

Allison at Novice Life said...

Suzanne she is beautiful! She looks just like you!

No worries on the seeds; I must say I am in the same boat. With the baby here now, things just get by me! But I will get them to you ASAP!

charlotte said...

Teenage years are rather amazing because you remember yourself with hopes and dreams. Best of luck to your daughter.

sarah elwell said...

How wonderful that she has found her calling, and that other people were willing to help her with that. Good luck to her regarding all the hard work ahead! She is a beautiful girl.

Beth said...

Oh, Suzanne, she is so beautiful! And what an amazing opportunity! I remember being 14 - it was my favorite teenage year :)so fun!!
xoxo
Beth

Susan said...

They grow up so quickly and Brogan is beautiful...just like her mama. My girls volunteered at the local hospital in California and it was such a wonderful experience for them. Love to you, XOXO

Kelly said...

May all your beautiful young girl's dreams and aspirations be fulfilled, my sista!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

She will MAKE this dream come true and will make the lives of others better.

Yep, early morning rides to the hospital, ups and downs, but all those adventures have changed her life direction.

All joys to you and yours,

Sharon

earthboysblog said...

Hello friend, I think that is wonderful Suzanne. I could have used her help with one of my rescue horses who has had two abscesses in his hooves. They have finally drained and I have been bandaging and putting diapers on his hooves to keep them dry and clean. My husband says I should have been a vet. I understand your daughters love - I to love to help and heal others and animals. She's beautiful and so grown up from when i first found your blog.
The little treasures in the armoire - The beautiful photographs of you - so nice to see. xxx

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Valarie said...

What wonderful news about Brogan. The world have surgery do have very long days indeed. My husband is a surgeon and is rarely home but he does help so many people. It is so fantastic that she knows what she wants to do with her future and is pursuing it actively. Here's to her success and your's too mama.