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 as I don't need to think so hard about every little thing. Since it is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work.… Continue reading Christmas Babies
Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN - April 10 This week, I would like to honor the life of my sister, Marsha Swinehart, RN, on her birthday, April 10. I also want to share some of the lessons God has been teaching me in the school of sorrow these past eight months. I don't think I… Continue reading Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 1
February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). A small blood vessel broke in her brain. Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy
June 14, 1986 - Hong Kong It was a very pleasant stay in hot steamy Hong Kong, but quite a culture shock after being in China. Hong Kong is fast paced with a British flavor combined with Chinese. The 100-year treaty with Britain will expire in 1997, so many wealthy and professional people are leaving… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 5
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 as I don't have to think so hard about every little thing! Since it is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work… Continue reading Christmas Babies!
A woman, when she is in travail, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:21 December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I glanced… Continue reading Christmas Babies! Part I
Saturday, January 16, 1971 I gazed out the window of our small stone home in the country and saw the mailman drive away. "I'll get the mail, Mom!" I hurriedly put on my winter coat, hat, and mittens to brave the bitter cold. I ran down the gravel driveway, scooped the letters from the mailbox,… Continue reading Life Changing Letter