Parents are like superheroes. They may not have superpowers, but they always sacrifice their happiness and comfort for the sake of their children. Their selflessness allows them to put their children's needs ahead of their own and do whatever it takes...
Parents are like superheroes. They may not have superpowers, but they always sacrifice their happiness and comfort for the sake of their children. Their selflessness allows them to put their children's needs ahead of their own and do whatever it takes to keep them secure and happy.
Consequently, achieving progress in different aspects of their lives allows them to fulfill their heart's desire for their family. However, parents are often faced with tough decision-making wherein they become torn between their love for their family and the desire to pursue their passions.
Moving to a new location can be a catalyst for personal growth and self-discovery. Hence, for a father to come up with such a decision can be challenging since he has to consider the impact of his every move on his children and spouse. Thus, parents are the perfect embodiment of love, resilience, and sacrifice. And that the selfless sacrifices they made were driven by their genuine understanding that their choices could shape the lives of their loved ones and demonstrate the depths of their love and commitment to their family. Thus, parental love is the most selfless love there is.
In this special episode, Dr. Derrick Burgess will have a meaningful conversation with his eldest child, Suzie Burgess. We will get an interesting perspective of his life as a father, physician, and podcaster from his child's eyes. Be encouraged by how Suzie professes her thoughts about the things that came into her young mind along with their relocation and how much sacrifice it takes for Dr. Burgess to achieve his current success.
"I feel like this is where God is leading us, and I know he's going to take care of all of us through this season." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
(00:00:00) Introduction + Episode Snippet
(00:00:40) Introducing our special guest, Suzette Burgess.
(00:01:20) The Good Daughter
(00:03:29) How does transferring to another school affect Suzie?
(00:04:02) How does Suzie treat somebody she just met?
(00:05:00) Life would be more challenging as we get older.
(00:05:52) The benefit of moving to different places
(00:07:33) How did Dr. Burgess get the job from Jackson?
(00:08:25 ) The Perks of Mentorship
(00:09:01) It's Okay to ask for some assistance.
(00:09:53) Seeking to prepare the next generation of surgeons.
(00:11:11) A father's prayer: Leading family in the right direction
(00:11:49) The game day experience
(00:13:58) How many events did Dr. Burgess miss for studying?
(00:15:22) Late Gratification
(00:16:48) The Busy Lifestyle
(00:17:48) How did Suzie respond when people expressed shock at their relocation?
(00:18:55) How Dr. Burgess' parents raised them
"I'm going into seventh grade, and it's not going to be like the second grade where everybody is going to be like the same personality, always happy; it's a big old change." – Suzette Burgess
"I haven't had one stable place my whole life. I've been moving all the time." – Suzette Burgess
"When you have a new kid in your class, you reach out and try to take care of them. So, I believe because you do that to other people, that same thing is going to come back to you." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"I built his confidence by asking my mentor the questions about things I didn't understand versus just showing him all the things that I knew perfectly." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"When you are vulnerable, and you show people your problems to people, they will be able to learn your thought process." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"I need to be able to teach and prepare the next generation of surgeons and be involved in that academic process." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"I don't want to lead my family in the wrong direction while chasing the dream." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"We had much studying to do, so it's a sacrifice. And that's what we call delay gratification because we put our lives on hold." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"Our parents kept a close eye on us because they were trying to protect us." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
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