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?
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
Hospice Visiting Nurse - February, New England, USA This morning, the thermometer on my deck read a bone-chilling -5 degrees Fahrenheit. I wished I could stay home today, but my patients needed me. I pressed the remote car starter on my key ring to melt the thick ice off my windshield and warm the car.… Continue reading Do Nurses Cry?
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!
Home Care Nurse Practitioner - November 1, 2011 Over the weekend twenty inches of heavy wet snow fell in a matter of hours taking down many leaf-covered trees. Nearly a million people lost power including my home and the Veteran's clinic where I worked. Monday morning I put on my down coat, winter boots, and… Continue reading Freak October Snow Storm
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
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