Karen Michinock, one of our outstanding dental hygienists, has been a member of my practice team for over 30 years. You come to know much about a person when you work with them for so long. I have witnessed birthdays, graduations, weddings and more life events for my staff than I can count. Perhaps there is no greater delight than the birth of a grandchild.
I invite you to join my staff and me in congratulating Karen and her husband Pete on the birth of their first grandchild. Karen’s daughter, Megan and her husband, Jon, gave birth to a sweet baby girl this month. Her name is Vivian Rose.
When Karen began working in our office, her daughters were tiny. Jessica was a toddler and Megan was only a few months old. I have watched these girls grow through the years into lovely young women. Though she lives out of state, Karen and Pete’s daughter, Jessica, is excited to be a new aunt. Megan and Jon live close enough for regular visits, which I expect Karen will have often.
This is a unique time for Karen and Pete, so full of joy. I recall when my grandchildren were born and nothing can compare to that feeling. Many people will attempt to give their advice, but the only wisdom I wish to impart is to truly enjoy this time. It goes by so quickly and before you know it, they are teenagers.