Wow, what a day. This day began with my heart filled with fear and anxiety. It ended with my heart full and overflowing. I am a very honored and humbled....and tired me. Yesterday and today every fiber of my being wanted to flee. I found out my colleagues were planning an elaborate send off for me involving health directors, medical directors, tribal chief, Cherokee Nation Marshal escorts, etc. As many of you know I am headed to Leadville for the Leadville trail 100 race next Saturday. It is also my 10 year anniversary working for The Cherokee Nation as a nurse practitioner. What started off to be a simple little send off and congrats for 10 years service, turned into professional pictures, interviews with media and talk of posters and billboards promoting a "healthy Cherokee Nation" and me running alongside 2 Cherokee Nation Marshal Services units. Shit, my heart is racing just thinking about it now! What you see in the picture is our medical director presenting me with a quilt followed by a prayer for me spoken in Cherokee. My colleagues and family were all there with their "Team Enlow" shirts proudly displayed. I am proud to be called Cherokee and proud to serve a strong tribe, a tribe that has survived, adapted, and prospered. I plan to do the same at Leadville.