January 1, 1991 - Caribbean Sea 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- "HAPPY NEW YEAR" blared the loudspeaker. I shot out of bed and stood in the middle of the pitch black room with my heart racing. Where was I? What was happening? Oh yes. I signed up to work as a dialysis nurse on this nine-story ship for the… Continue reading Dialysis Nurse on the High Seas
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him." Matthew:2:1-2 (KJV) Bethlehem,… Continue reading Babe of Bethlehem
December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I returned to my other patient, Marie, and checked her progress internally. "You can push now with each contraction, Marie." She groaned from the exhaustion of 16 hours of painful labor. An hour later, I saw a patch of the baby's black hair peak… Continue reading More Christmas Babies
December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I finished my night shift orientation in September and am feeling much more comfortable in my skills. Since this is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work. Management assigned me to be the charge nurse since the Assistant Nurse… Continue reading Christmas Babies
High School Junior, USA, 1972 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go" (Psalm 32:8 KJV). The past year I asked God to show me what career He wants me to pursue. Before I became a Christian, I considered oceanography or landscape architecture because I enjoy science, art, and… Continue reading Should I Become a Nurse?
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:10 (KJV). March 1972 - High School Junior My sister, Marsha, decided God wanted her to become a nurse rather than a veterinarian so she switched from the university to a nearby… Continue reading Putting God First
Nurse Case Manager I called Mr. G. to introduce myself as his case manager from the veteran's clinic. He had returned to assisted living after his recent stay in the nursing home, so I asked him how he felt. "I wish I was still in the nursing home. They were so nice to me there.… Continue reading Prayer for Our Veterans