Brent had his graduation from Residency dinner a couple of weeks ago. He is staying on for a few more months to finish some rotations he signed up for and then we are moving on! (We still don't know where but are looking.)
Before they handed out plaques to the graduates a nurse from the surgical staff had an award to give out. It was the David Rivard Award. Basically, Dr. Rivard was a resident at St. John's and has passed away. The surgical staff, i.e. surgical nurses, scrub techs, and aids, decide who receives this award and if someone is worthy enough to even receive it every year.
While she was describing the award I was thinking about how much Brent deserves to get an award. He has worked so hard and is an honest, thorough, and very kind doctor and not to mention person. He has done he fair share of putting up with misery and degradation from others to get where he is and always seems to get passed up on things like this.
And then.... they announced his name!!!!! I started to cry a little watching the man I love finally get recognized!!!! It such a proud moment and the surgical staff came up to him afterwards to tell him how much he deserved it. I totally agree.
The picture is of Brent, the blonde, and all of his residents from this passed year. They were such a fun group and I am going to miss them when we leave.