A Letter to My Older self

There you are fifteen years after medical school, you have done most of the things you wanted to do when you were still a young boy.  You are the best gynecologist of all time. Every hospital wants to hire you and you just don’t know what to do about it. Your curriculum vitae speaks for itself; flying doctors  once employed you , you went to fight an epidemic in west Africa, you have contributed to safety maternal health in the country, the government wants to appoint you Health cabinet secretary, you are just what you wanted to be. If you find yourself im such a situation, look back and thank God.
By then you will be a country doctor and no longer a country boy.  Your son will be disturbing you with a lot of questions but please teach him to follow his heart. Teach him that the dark clouds of despair Should not dim his eyes and he should keep on going despite the challenges of life. Tell him that nothing comes easy but by hard work and God’s grace everything works.
Please don’t forget that you will be married by then. I guess your wife will also be a healer of the human body. Give her your time as much as you can. Whatever she gives you, you can not find anywhere. Treat her like a queen because for sure she is. Take her out as often and explore the world with her. In the silence of the moon light, tell her that you love her. Please don’t forget this. I will be proud of you if you become a great family man.
You will face hard times dear sir before you get there and even while you are there, challenges will come like floods of Noah .Keep calm and leave everything to Him that created you. People will say everything to make you fall but please stay strong, you are part of the winning team and for sure you will win.
Remember the less fortunate in the society dear older self. It is not that they chose to be poor but its because fate is sometimes just fateful. Empower them , educate them, motivate them and let them live; for all the times they have been surviving .
Always go down in prayer in good times and bad times but never mock God because everything belongs to him. Remember that great people don’t win Oscar awards but they touch the lives of others in one way or another.
Last but not least, always remember the people who have cheered you through lifes battles. Don’t think they lacked what to do but they saw ability in you and wanted to support you on their own behalf. Keep looking forward to great things in life, never settle for second best for you may spend the better part of your life looking for the best. May you live long to practice the art of medicine. May it give you joy and may God see you through till we meet then.
Sincerely yours,
Country boy

Author: Dr. Kiaye Oliver

I am a dreamer. I love medicine. She is generous. I am also in love with literature, she makes me see the world the way I want to and sometimes the way it is.

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