Wednesday, May 9, 2012

National Nurses Week 2012

Did you know it's nurses week? 


I can guarantee my husband doesn't know, because I have seen no impromtu flowers or cards full of admiration for my choice of career.  But that's beside the point.

Here is the thing about nursing.

It is so rewarding.
And this is coming from someone who has had a pretty rough last week or so at work.
But that's why it is so great,
mid-way through a shitty shift,
you hold a child's hand and make them feel better,
or explain something to a parent to ease their anxiety,
or simply catch a baby's unexpected laughter mid-visit,
and you're back,
and you remember why,
despite the horrible feat aches and headaches,
the demand on the job and the doctors,
and the complaints about things you have no control over,
you remember why you became a nurse:
To help people.
And we do.

2 comments:

Meg O. said...

What a great post!!

Happy Nurses Week! I have a lot of admiration for what you do. Thank you so much for making such a great impact on us! :)

Ashley + Christian said...

i think my husband forgot too. :)

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