Since opening my practice in 1981, I have covered my office walls with pictures of my family and the babies of families in my care. We have nurtured each other as we have helped our kids grow. I've participated in the baptism of some of my patients as an elder in my church. We've seen graduations, new jobs and careers, and now new families starting. I have invested myself in community community of families, community of friends and community of faith. Judging from the pictures and the smiles they generate, the community is doing fine, and my patients and I have invested well. Thanks, Mercy.