Holidays, Labor & Delivery Nurse

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 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

General Nursing, High School, International Nursing, Life Changing Letter, Marsha Swinehart RN

Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 1

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

General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

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

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

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

General Nursing, High School, International Nursing, Life Changing Letter

Life Changing Letter

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