“I can be whatever I want to be,” we’ve all been told,
It has always been the most inspiring expression!
Yet, even so, sometimes loving and talented people,
Reflect upon their lives, so dedicated and true,
Wondering, “Was this what I was supposed to do?”
Instead of personal glory and great fame,
You devoted your time to higher learning,
So you could help others heal, endure, then succeed.
You sacrificed fortune and prestige,
Your only goal was wanting to “…make a difference.”
It’s true; your patients know and will shout it out!
Awards and honors, gains they’ve achieved,
Reflect brightly, show clearly what your life was all about!
Your legacy was devoting your life to helping patients succeed.
That was a worthy endeavor, indeed.
Since you so loved and completely gave your heart,
To all who would listen, learn, work and not depart,
We now believe, we should thoughtfully impart
Our joyful contemplation of your life.
We greet you, thank you, celebrate the gifts God gave you.
We rejoice that you are as He so carefully made you.
That you were exactly where you and your talents belonged,
To accomplish that to which He ordained and sent you.
Always encouraging, igniting patients’ motivation and desire,
Setting goals of regaining strength with dedicated fire.
Patients will treasure and testify of your part in their destiny,
As you showcase worthy goals, aligned in stunning symmetry.
In becoming the dedicated catalysts that you are designed to be
You nurture, bless patient success, create noble legacies!
“I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.”
WK Hopkins Martin