The Twelves

ThePrizeIn our office, we say Karen is a 10. We say Liz is a 10, Carol is a 10, Jenna is a 10. Terry, Emilio, and all – 10 10 10. We walk like 10’s, we talk like 10’s, because it feels 10 to spend the day among all those 10’s.

This week at Fabozzi Dental we could not be more grateful to say that on top of all our 10’s we have a pair of 12’s.

We couldn’t be more honored and excited for Sandy and Joann who arrived at work on Monday newly minted veterans of the one and only “Stadium to the Sea” 2016 Los Angeles Marathon.

Their past year’s resolution grew into a revolution almost as soon as the training began. Through the heat of the summer Joann and Sandy kept plugging away as all of us cheered their enthusiasm and dedication with utter fascination.

These two personify ‘the real deal’!

Winners

WinnersAnd this Valentines day they went and DID IT. Finishing their first ever marathon and, sharing the fruit of their heartfelt motivation with our office, inspiring more of us to join them next year.

Congratulations you two. And THANK YOU for possessing heart and soul and tenacity, and for the inspiration you shared!!

Let’s hear it for our Twelves!!


Remember Ruth

ruth-landryObviously, the whole world is still attempting to wrap its head around the sudden loss of a comic genius. The tributes rolling in for Robin Williams are touching. Everyone who had met him has spoken of his generosity, his selflessness and his true talent. Fabozzi Family Dental mourns with the country for that loss as well as a loss of our own.

Ruth Landry, our “Ruthie,” passed away yesterday. She was not a comic genius. But, she WAS generous and kind. She WAS happy and accepting. She DID laugh and play. She was a bright light in our office for 14 years. Beyond that, she was family. Ruth never missed a baby shower or birthday party. She routinely brought in all sorts of baked goodies, though my mom will forever long for what she called the “most amazing” deviled eggs she’d ever tasted. Ruth worked hard, right up until two years ago when she finally retired… a long deserved bit of relaxation.

She loved her family… a daughter and two grandkids in Texas, a son in San Francisco and a son in Oregon where she moved two years ago. She loved her patients. She loved Fabozzi Family Dental and we all loved her.

Gone, but not forgotten, Ruthie… rest in peace.


No Regrets – A Father’s Wisdom

With Father’s Day upon us, I got to thinking how in the heck can I tie in a dental blog with Father’s Day? Well, it helps when your dad is the dentist. And, it certainly helps when he’s built a practice that revolves around family. It’s cliché to say, but my dad is the best. He has led by example, both at work and at home.

What you may not know about my dad is that aside from being a great dentist he is also a great artist, scholar, author and athlete. He could’ve done a number of things in life, but he chose dentistry so he could support a family. And, I don’t believe he has regretted one minute of it. He is always supportive, always empathetic, always involved. Despite 6 day work weeks in the beginning and STILL 10-12 hour work days, he managed to see every volleyball, soccer and basketball game; every graduation, speech, play or other activity that was important to us kids. He truly wanted to know all about our lives. In fact, when I went 3,000 miles away to college he wrote me a letter every week of my freshman year.

letters

You can see, I’ve kept those letters. But, a quote he sent along with one has stayed with me all this time…

“May your path of regret grow dense with weeds for your lack of passage there.”

I love that quote. I love that my dad lived it and encouraged us to do the same. I love that he has a passion for what he does and a passion for putting family first. You, too, can be a part of the Fabozzi Family. Just head on over to Fabozzi Dental. I promise, you won’t regret it.