A “blessing” to the community, Dr. Adrienne Blessing moved to The Woodlands in the early ‘90s, and nearly 30 years later she feels blessed to call The Woodlands home again. Educational pursuits took Blessing across the country, first to the University of Miami for her undergraduate degree and later to Drexel University in Philadelphia for a graduate degree in business, but she couldn’t escape the pull of Texas, of home. Her answer? Return to the area for medical school at The University of Texas, Houston.
Fast forward a few years which included a fortuitous blind date, Blessing found herself finishing up her residency at Memorial Hermann in Houston with an amazing husband, Jordan, and expecting her first child. It was at that moment that she became determined to return to The Woodlands for the amenities and treasured environment she hoped to now share with her new family. The perfect opportunity soon presented itself in the form of a job offer with Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. Adrienne and Jordan now reside in Creekside Park Village and have two beautiful daughters. She has established a successful medical practice at Houston Methodist and has been able to rekindle friendships from her childhood as well as establish new ones.
She attributes the prevalence of values such as compassion and caring for others, as well as the abundant sense of community she experienced growing up in The Woodlands, as key factors in her decision to return. Blessing had an idyllic childhood that included attending Sally K. Ride Elementary followed by Collins, Knox and culminated with her role as a Highlander cheerleader at The Woodlands High School.
A self-described animal lover, Blessing will not hesitate to stop traffic to help a turtle or assist a lost dog to find its owner. Her hope is that her daughters will learn by her example that all living things should be treated with kindness and compassion; these lessons that were instilled by her parents but were reinforced by the individuals and the environment in The Woodlands. “People have such a compassion for others here, outside of their family. I have seen it in many areas but most notably through my involvement in Junior League of The Woodlands, as well as serving on the Giving Goes Glam and HOPE – The Will Herndon Fund Committee,” she shared.
Blessing feels that they are in the perfect place to raise their daughters. Citing author Esther Wojcicki’s book, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results, she shares Wojcicki’s belief, “It’s important to show our kids that the most exciting and rewarding thing you can do is to make someone else’s life better.” That is the spirit of The Woodlands and we are fortunate the Blessing Family is home in The Woodlands.
Article by: Janelle Romano | Photography: Derrick Bryant