Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Always Wanted To Be Nurse

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I was told I didn't have the math skills, but medicine and health have been big interests for me, and they still are.

I have been taking care of my Tim and doling out his meds everyday, and teaching the girls what to do as well.  They are very good about caring for others.  I encourage him in his therapy and make sure he has his coffee just the way he likes it.  It is a pleasure and a joy to do this for him.

I find that God has granted my desire when He made me a wife and mother.  Little did I realize that in that gift, I would use all the areas of interest that He placed in me.

I love to care for my family.  I nurse boo boos, research the best way to deal with poison ivy or bug bites, I take care of minor burns and tummy aches.  I know how to deal with bee stings, or when to call the doctor about a fever. I do not turn green at blood or at broken bones, or staples, used in place of stitches...

I thank God for allowing me to function in the interests that I have, and the blessing of using them to care for my family!


8 comments:

  1. I remember you and Tim helping when Evan bit through his tongue! What a lot of blood!! You were a big help!!

    After being in the NICU for so long, Robert said he would have liked to have been a nurse, me too! So interesting!!

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  2. The best part of being a stay at home mom is that we get to fulfill our dreams! Nursing, teaching, baking, gardening.... isn't God good?

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  3. He is indeed, Tracy. I am in awe of how He works - putting dreams into our hearts and then using them in ways we never imagined.

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  4. All of this and most of the time there are no bedpans...lol.

    I can't say that is the favorite part of what I do but I have learned so much about healthcare and medicine over the years.

    It is good to hear that Tim is receiving your expert care. He must love all of the attention.

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  5. He is such an easy patient...no fuss. Is thankful for everything...most nurses don't have it so good.

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  6. I think that when you become a mom, you become everything!! You are a nurse, a chef, etc! If I wasnt a teacher, then my next passion was to be a nurse with the babies!!

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  7. I work in a nursing home and love it. There is nothing better than caring for your own family though.

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  8. Deanna:
    This is a gift, to be kind and patient and enjoy taking care of others. I bet Tim is thankful you have it! Also, the kids' future spouses will thank you someday!
    Love, Jen

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