on watching people grow. . .
I have known Kelvin for almost 6 years now. He started as a super green intern, but absorbed everything we taught him, first try, no questions. Then he became a pediatric CO, briefly went to outpatient during the staffing rearrangements and cuts in 2020, and then joined the first full PECCCO class at the college, graduating last year. He was barely 21 when I met him, and in December he got married. . .
Watching our clinical officers grow, both professionally and personally, is truly a privilege. To see them graduate college, survive and thrive in internship, start their careers, and then get married and start families marks the time we have been here in such a distinct way. . .
My favorite moment of the wedding was during his vows when he said. . .”a flat relationship, like a flat EKG is not a good sign. . .we will have ups and downs. . .but that will be a sign of health” the church exploded in kelele’s and calls as his life as a medic intersected with such a milestone.
It was a true Kijabe wedding. Ruth works in Pharmacy, her mom in the lab. The wedding party was PICU nurses and PECCCOs, the best couple our head of allied health, and the ushers were all our team. I truly am not sure who was staffing Peds that day – we all were there to celebrate and support them on their big day.
So here is a glimpse of Kelvin and Ruth’s wedding. . . karibuni 🙂