Friday, September 4, 2009

Life Center Clinic

Good Morning :))
Just thought I'd share the events of my day yesterday.
Addison received her new glasses. Blue...or course!
She's super proud to get them and can't wait to go to school and show her friends. It tickles my heart to see her so happy. What a beautiful kid she is (inside and out) and I'm so proud to be her Mommy!
... You look great Addi :))
So... Yesterday,
I left town with Levi and my friend Susan to Larned, Kansas for my sister Sheila's, open house of her Life Center Clinic. It was a 4 hours drive but Levi slept most of the way and it was great to catch up with my friend. The house was full of extended family and I was amazed at how everyone fit and slept comfortably. In the morning, after my shower I was surprised to discover my son had left me a little gift in the tooth paste. This was a new tube so I was confused as to why it would not squeeze out. I then noticed that there was something brown deep inside the tube. I began to pull it out and ....

Any guesses what it was?
Yep, a Tinker Toy. Remember those? They were my husbands when he was a kid and Levi loves to play with them. Apparently they fit just perfectly inside a new tube of tooth paste. LOL
I had to laugh and grab the camera because I knew, no one would believe me if I told them.
So...anyone want a new tube of tooth paste? This one's now available...Yuck! LOL That boy keeps me laughing! He certainly keeps me on my toes and it always amazes me with what's going on inside his little head.

First a bit of background of the clinic itself. Several months ago I helped my sister, Sheila fix up an office space to house her new clinic. She'd just finished her midwifery schooling. She is a nurse practitioner already and last year decided to finish her schooling and also become a midwife. This has been something that Lord has placed in her heart a long time go. Here are some before and after shots of the office space and the changes I made to it.

Here is the blue wall before...

And after..

Old pieces off furniture I found in my brother-in-laws storage and antique store. Money was limited so we made due with what we could find.


And after... The taller shelf is for donated items to bless new mothers and also a lending library of maternity books and videos. The display case houses pregnancy models and shows the stages of pregnancy.

The red hat is because Sheila was honored by her midwifery school to be the most ambitious of her class. She keeps the hat until the next graduating class and it gets passed on to the next honored student.

The waiting room with plain walls before....

And after...

The other side of the waiting room

The exam room. Love the comfy couch and leather rocker rather then the typical cold exam room.

And the exam table on the other side of the room.

The lab area

Here is the real reason this clinic is so special. Jesus is everywhere and the peace is undeniable.

So yesterday the doors of the clinic were officially opened to the public.
The Chamber of Commerce served the coffee hour and hosted the open house. Many towns people showed up and for a little over an hour, people drifted in to see the new clinic.

My niece, Jojo was giving tours and explaining what goes on in each room.

This is Sheila in the white shirt and her hubby Jack behind her in the tan shirt. I'm just so proud of all they are doing.

My other sister, Janene was being silly with her daughter, Jojo before the open house.

And her own version of chiropractic medicine. LOL Levi wasn't sure what Aunt Neni was doing to his cousin Jo. hahaha

The open house was great and clients are already calling and making appointments. Sheila will tend to family care but her major desire is to the birthing mama's. I will also work with her as a doula in her practice. Can't wait to actually work side by side with her.
She's amazing!

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