I read a Facebook post recently about moms always taking photos of their children with their dad, their friends, etc. Rarely is Mom ever in the picture. Why? Because she is always “behind the camera”. Capturing every special moment that happens in each of their lives and forgetting to include herself. You know that person that always seems to be overlooked because they are always “behind the scenes”?
As a soccer mom, baseball mom, wife, office manager, carpool driver, friend, JA member, church member, swim team mom, scraped knee fixer, thick hair tamer, cook, score keeper, (never ending list….) That’s what it is all about, right? It’s easy to see how she can be overlooked at times.
In our office, we have a person like that. The one that is rarely seen outside of her small office walls. The one that plans our lunch meetings, Christmas get-togethers, surprises from Dr. Hodges, manages our office, meets with each parent on banding day, has worked at Hodges Orthodontics longer than anyone else, makes 10 trips a week to the accountant and bank, knows the ins and outs of our practice, counsels us on our hard days, tells us when to toughen up, when to be kind, how to get our babies to sleep in their own beds, how to sell and buy a house, how to use hot rollers, we could go on and on. Seldom does she ever mention her own little world (which includes 3 children, a husband, keeping up a house, and a daily schedule of what seems like 15+ after school activities, which also leads to about 3 loads of laundry per day…who wouldn’t be a little crazy after that?).
At the end of the day, we know how special she is and this one day out of the year, it’s perfectly acceptable to be FRONT AND CENTER. It’s your day. We hope your birthday is filled with Bret Michaels, Madonna, baseball, fresh vegetables, back porch sittin’ (or pool floatin’), playing with your kiddos, Joel throwing something on the grill, no make-up, no schedule, a clean house, no laundry, and not a single mention of winter.
We love you, Suzy, and are so thankful for our “glue”. The one that holds this office together and keeps it all running smoothly.