I have been very remiss in writing this newsletter, but I like to think I have a good reason for it! My life has changed drastically in the last few months and I’m not real sure I like it!
My twin boys graduated from High School, then left on missions to Chile and Peru for the LDS church onJuly 4th. Our Chinese boy, Bobby, moved back to China for the summer and to Michigan for college in the fall. Our New Zealand boy, Danny, has moved in with family before starting school at BYU in the fall. My niece Melanie is moving out in a couple of weeks, and is gone for the weekend, and this weekend my little kids went to their grandparent’s house to stay for a few days. That left my husband and I…all alone.
It should be a relief to have some peace and quiet around this not very peaceful and certainly not quiet home, but it’s just lonely. We had nine of us squeezed around the table and filling every inch of couch and floor space in the family room. And now there is room for all that are left, with room to spare.
Empty Chairs and Empty Tables
I’m not quite sure how to navigate my emotions on this one. I’m sitting here crying as I write! I miss the noise, I miss the busy, I miss the laughs and the stories and the struggles and the complications and the successes. And I miss all of the people that brought those wonderful things to our home.
Life has a way of marching on whether we like it or not. And I know I will get to used to these changes, I’m just not sure I want to! So if you would like to come over and leave a dirty plate for me to put in the dishwasher, or give me hand with making dinner, or add a shirt or two to my much smaller laundry loads, you would be welcome!
Life Brings Change
Along with big changes on the home front, we’ve had some changes at the dental office as well. We’ve had some team members we love move on to new adventures with children and businesses and all that life is bringing them. And tears flowed for them too. My team members are like extensions of my family, and we share so much with one another. It’s an interesting feeling to feel happy and proud and sad at the same time!
So where is this all going, other than to me needing another kleenex… My antidote for loneliness and sadness is to move forward at full throttle. So that’s what I’ve done, and I want to share a little bit about what that might mean for you.
If you’ve read these newsletters with any sort of frequency, you know that I’ve been changing my practice to better fit my personal holistic health focus. I don’t want to only help with your tooth health – I want to make sure YOU are better and healthier after visiting Total Care Dental.
Changes for the Better
What does this mean for you? It means we are doing a lot of really cool things! We are implementing nutrition into our dental care, and we talk about things other than sugar! We have a new laser that does Biostimulation – so I can help you heal better and faster than ever before. Dr. Larsen is jumping in with two feet and now he offers Natural Smile Makeovers and Healthy Wisdom Teeth Removal. We have a wonderful Chiropractor, Dr. Evan Brady, joining our office on Fridays. I literally can’t wait to go to work each day because of the exciting things we are doing!
I’m back. I’m back to newsletters and sharing and growing together. I’m taking a Nutritional Autoimmune Therapist Certification course right now and am learning some mind-blowing things. Don’t worry – I’ll share! If I can’t have a table full of people, I’ll expand my table to include you too!
I want to end with some great pick me up quotes about change. It’s okay, and I will love what’s waiting on the other side!
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change” writes Jim Rohn.
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max DePree
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Ghandi
Yes, be that change. You are unique in this universe and in eternity. Examine the unexamined in the world around you and, most importantly, within you. You have the power to change the world and the lives of those whom you touch. Let’s go and change some more this week!
Dr. Michelle Jorgensen