Monday, November 10, 2008

Ode to Dr. Klomp

Here's what I know about the man:

He was married and had a few kids. His wife got cancer. For six months she stayed in the U of U hospital and he drove down to be with her every weekend. A while after she passed away, he married again. He had two more kids. They are in elementary now, while the older set are grown up. He has grandchildren the same age as his younger kids. He was a Stake President. He is now our Stake Patriarch. He is always on call... always. He is old. He had no plans of retiring (so he says). He jogs to the hospital from his home. He has a glass eye. He learns Chinese for fun. He calls me "Miss Lizzy." He always tells me he is proud of me.

As odd as it may sound, I will truly miss my doctor.


As a side note, when Walker and I were discussing baby names, Walker asked what Dr. Klomp's first name was.

"Robert," I said.

Walker replied, "Well, if it's a boy, let's name him that with the middle name of Red."


You figure it out.

9 comments:

Jon & Heather said...

Robert "RED"ford.
Did I figure it out? :0)
Sounds like a nice doctor- I would miss him too.....

Kylee Jane said...

haha

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I love Dr. Klomp! I was in his ward growing up and I think he is such a great man. I would be very sad if I had to switch to another doctor!

-This is Jen Clawson, I found your blog through Jen Shaw's blog :)

Jen Gillespie said...

That's awesome. It's nice when you have a good relationship with your doctor. I hope you are feeling good!

The Cannons said...

I was thinking Robert Redford too. I guess because your last name is Ford. Ya I think I get it now. Well maybe anyway. Maybe I should switch to your doctor because I don't love or really even like my doctor very much.
Mitzi

Keenanonie said...

Thank heavens for Vivienne!

Rebecca said...

Nice, Walker...did you know that Dr Klomp delivered me?

The Ball Babies said...

I L.O.V.E. Dr. Klomp! He delivered all my kids by c-section and he's the only man besides Bill that I'll shave my legs for... heehee
Now he's the satke partiarch and he'll be giving Alyssa her patriarchal blessing almost 18 years after he delivered her! Talk about cool, huh?