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
Saturday, January 16, 1971 - USA I gazed out the window of our small stone home in the country and saw the postman drive away. "I'll get the mail, Mom." I put on my winter coat, hat, and mittens to brave the bitter cold. I ran down the gravel driveway, scooped the letters from the… Continue reading Life Changing Letter
Saturday Evening The Sheriff stopped his car at the hospital entrance and two cowgirls stepped out with Pocahontas in tow. They entered the lobby, and Pocahontas raised her palm straight up to some lady visitors and said "How". The visitors laughed and said, "Our hearts are heavy because our father just died. Thank you for… Continue reading Laughter is Good Medicine!
Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - New England I walked across the campus of the psychiatric hospital where I was working as a Nurse Practitioner to make morning rounds. It was my first day back from a week of vacation and I wondered if the workload would be extra heavy today. After visiting my… Continue reading Never Forget – September 11, 2001
The Saxophone. Fourth grade–1966 The elementary school announced that anyone who wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument come to an evening with their parents to learn about the different instruments. I asked Mom and Dad if we could go. Neither of my parents ever played an instrument since they grew up during… Continue reading The Saxophone
The Sandwich Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever," (John 14:16 KJV). The emergency room stretcher made my back ache. I tried to find a more comfortable position. The gentle beep of my heartbeat from the cardiac monitor made me drowsy in the… Continue reading The Sandwich
Waiting on God Dear Readers, As I near the end of sharing my forty years in nursing with you, I wait on God to give me clear direction about turning my stories into a book. It seems like I have been waiting on God my entire life. When I was younger, I made too many… Continue reading Waiting on God