On Saturday night we attended the FMR (Family Medicine Residency) banquet. We ate dinner, a few awards were given, and we watched some humorous videos that the interns and 2nd years had created basically making fun of each other. One of the 2nd year residents was supposed to be Nate in the video they made. She was a gameshow host and kept saying things like, "Now this is all for charity remember." Or if someone gave a wrong answer she would say, "Oh, I think I will still give you all half points for those great answers." Basically she was mocking what a nice guy he is...a great thing to be made fun of for I think! :)
As for the awards that were given...Nate received Intern of the Year. I was really proud of him. All of the interns are really great people and doctors, and he feels any one of them could have been given the award. What stands out to me is that he was chosen for his competence, leadership, and mentorship...which he excelled at, all while caring for his wife and 3 kids and serving with all his heart in his church calling. We have been really blessed this past year. And stretched and tried. I firmly believe that things always work out for your good when God and family come first. Somehow you find the time, energy, and abilities you didn't know you had.