Our string of very special guests (that began last May with Rolf’s cousins from Germany) ended this weekend with a visit from our friend Susie…particularly noteworthy as she is Max’s godmother and now lives in Kansas so we don’t get to see her very often. Reconnecting with old friends with whom you have special, shared experiences always brings an extra measure of comfort and reassurance, for some reason. 🙂 We’re glad for this time with Susie-Q.
This weekend also held “a first” for me, Rolf AND Rudy…Thanks to Rudy’s connections, we were invited to a Hindu wedding. Dr. Sonal Ram (yes, one of Rudy’s docs at UCLA) married Dr. Robinder Khemani (an attending at Children’s Hospital L.A.) in a tradional Hindu ceremony on the most beautiful farmhouse property in Los Olivos. We were honored to be invited. My fears about being in a remote part of the Santa Ynez Mountains miles from any medical help were quickly relieved when we realized that there were about 300 medical professionals among the wedding guests and 6 (or more) were a part of Rudy’s team specifically!! Ha Ha What a treat it was to steal away to a magical place for a few hours and nurture relationship with some of Rudy’s docs & nurses OUTSIDE the context of a hospital – a rare opportunity, indeed!
Our journey with Rudy brings a richness in relationship and new experiences…on all kinds of levels. Another “first” for which we are grateful. Congratulations Dr. Sonal!!