Missing my girls like crazy today. Only a few more days!! And there is really nothing better than a good laugh with my girls ❤️ can't wait to see you ladies soon! #daughters @crystalcat_991 @alpacacorn_o.o
I suspect it is hard to love a nurse. We get up early or we work all night. We come home late and are too tired to cook. We work extra because we know there are sick people who need us. We miss weekend events, holidays, birthdays. We don't get too excited over your minor "boo-boo". We have seen far worse. We don't want to talk when we come home. We have talked all day. We don't want to move when we come home. We have moved all day. It may seem that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then have come home to you empty. We probably have. But we don't tell you that many times at work that we are mired by anxiety, we are scared. Scared we are missing something. Scared we will let our patient down or worse. Scared that we'll have to deal with angry or violent patients and families. We don't tell you how the staffing crisis makes us cry on the way to work, to do a job we love, but now we are terrified to do because it is breaking us down while putting the most vulnerable at risk. I suspect it is hard to love a nurse, but know this: Your nurse needs your love. Needs your understanding. Needs to know that you "get it". Needs to be the one taken care of every once and a while. Needs someone else to take charge of the details because doing it herself constantly is exhausting. Needs his/her feet rubbed. (Hint hint) Needs a shoulder to cry on when she can't even tell you why she's grieving. Needs you to do the hardest work you may ever do, which is to love a nurse.
I would like to thank those of you out there who love us and let us do this work, this calling, this life: Nursing.❤️❤️❤️
How natural it is that I should feel as I do about you, for you have a very special place in my heart. We have shared together the promises of God, both when I was in prison and when I was out, defending the truth and telling others about Christ
Philippians 1:7 ✨
As I read Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, I am reminded of the importance of letters, especially letters of encouragement.
Letters bridge time and space. No matter how long it’s been. Or how far apart we may be. A simple letter with a few words of encouragement can lift a friend’s spirit and brighten a friend’s countenance.
A letter can bridge two souls who long to be together again. That is what God’s Word is to us. The Bible is God’s Letter to us. It’s His invitation to rejoin Him for eternity. Through countless stories in the Bible, we learn of His Grace. Time and again, God rescued and redeemed the lost and the lonely.
Paul, the man who once hurled hatred toward believers, became a new man when he met Christ. His heart forever changed, from stone to flesh. Forgiven and restored.
So Paul began a new journey of faith to share the promises of God wherever he went. From city to city, Paul shared the gospel. And lives were changed. Then, every so often, Paul would write a letter to his friends, encouraging them to continue in the faith. For Jesus ALONE is the Way to life!!! Today we can follow Paul’s example. We can write a few words of encouragement to a friend... - Here - Today - This moment
Let’s share hope with those who are weighed with a heaviness of heart. Let’s share the promises of God with neighbors and friends and strangers.
Above all, let’s give praise to the One who bore our sin and built a bridge of grace.
The old lady looked at the #young#girl with a concerned look in her #eyes and asked; “are you alright darling?” The young girl looked up, her #cheeks all wet and she just stared at the lady. The old lady gave her number to the young girl. Three #days later the young girl called the lady and she was picked up at the train station. The place was #beautiful and the #couple warm-hearted. The #food was #shared and the #love was real. That #night she went to #bed and #realized that the #obstacles was necessary and she had to take that one step back.
Sometimes when you don’t know what to do, do #nothing at all.