Leader: a person or thing that leads.
If you had ask my now four-year old son if he is a leader, he would tell you no. But he is because he gets up, often without any prompting, sometimes before it is even time, to lead Jesus Loves Me every Sunday and Wednesday night in our small hometown church. He has done this since the age of three.
I did not set out in life to be a leader in medicine or in agriculture, but as Brian puts it, since I cannot keep my big mouth shut, we have often found ourselves on committees, serving in elected positions, and attending meetings of one form or another.
Saturday was a perfect example. I had to make a very difficult choice. Professionally I serve on the professional relations committee to the Tennessee Medical Association and I needed to be at the yearly TMA meeting as the Young physician Delegate from District 4, but today was also my children’s T-Ball and SoftBall Jamboree. (I have missed the last 4 years of these due to medical meetings)
So, Saturday, my leadership example, was to choose to be a Mommy leader, and the TMA was gracious enough to arrange a phone conference call. SO, being the leader that I try to be, I made the call, cheered the team, and managed to be a bit of a leader in both worlds.
Now, you will have to excuse me, Brian just dropped the spaghetti and I need to go and finish up dinner for our family and Ella’s 2 friends.