Christmas, Ancestry.com, and why “It Matters Who You See”!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy, holiday season that is upon us, we hope that you have time to relax and enjoy the blessings of Christmas. Our West Georgia Eye Care Center celebrations include an annual Christmas party that was held just this last week.  The expansion of WGECC to three locations (Main Office on Warm Springs Rd, North Office on Whittlesey Blvd. and Midtown location on 10th Ave.) means that our parties are growing bigger too!

Though our celebration is larger, some of our traditions have not changed much over the years; and of course, every Christmas party has gifts! The physicians are very generous, and have a gift for every staff member, which adds up to a lot of gifts!  In turn, there is a collection from the staff to purchase gifts for the providers, and this year we gave them a DNA Ancestry kit from Ancestry.com!  Our theme was “What Makes ‘Us’ Uniquely ‘Us’ is What Makes West Georgia Eye Care Center Great”!   We know that our providers are great because we work with them every day, and get to see how they continually strive to put patient care first.  We wanted them to know a little more about what makes them uniquely them: their DNA!

Another tradition at our party is prayer. We always have a group prayer led by our Administrator, Mark Holloway.  At West Georgia Eye Care Center we try to remember and recognize the true reason for the season, and offer up thanks to the Creator for the many blessings that He has provided for us throughout the year.  It is God’s providence that has allowed us to grow and to serve you, our patients.

Though our DNA is an amazing and complex chemical, there is no ancestry test which reveals our spiritual heritage. Additionally, though our DNA may have variations, we believe that each of us is “wonderfully and fearfully made”!  Our prayer is that each of you will enjoy this Christmas season, remember and reflect upon the reason that we celebrate, and connect to the Creator who gives and sustains all things.  That is the most important ancestry of all, and the reason that we believe that it matters Who you see in Christmas!  Merry Christmas!