Friday, May 10, 2013
Celebrating Nurses & Teachers
To be a nurse or a teacher requires dedication and caring for others.
I worked as a nurse for 25 years. After personally experiencing open heart surgery as a child of seven, I knew what it felt like to be a patient. I wanted to give back. So I became a cardiovascular nurse specialist. I met so many amazing people and had many life experiences.
However, I came to a point in my life when I was able to retire. I thought I'd spend the rest of my life volunteering, traveling and having fun ...
But it was not to be. Circumstances dictated that I return to work after an almost ten year hiatus.
Since I was unable to have children (and I always wanted them), this was a perfect environment for me. I remember as a child lining up my dolls on the window seat of my room. My little sister Christine sat crunched in the middle of them. I was the teacher and I would teach school.
Sometimes life doesn't always turn out as you expect. But in the midst of those times, I've learned to count my blessings. God is good and how thankful I am for the opportunities He gives to me.
So thank you nurses and teachers! You are amazing!
Blessings and love,