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Living

Each Day is a gift! A phrase that I have said often but rings more true now than any other time I have said it! Nurses are meant to fix things, it’s just what we do! WE have a patient with a low blood pressure and give them some fluids to fix the problem. All is well!But what do you do when it’s nothing that can be fixed?

One of my colleagues and friends was recently diagnosed with cancer. It was pretty advanced so he was given less than a year to live. They did some treatments and he seemed to do better until he wasn’t and now at 42 years old is fighting a hard battle as he spends the his last days with his wife.

When I try to put this fact into perspective all I can see is that a friend whom is only nine years my senior will soon take his last breath! He went from healthy to terminal in three seconds flat. In nine years I will have a 15,13 and 10-year-old and the thought of not being around for them is unimaginable!

Do not take each day for granted. Work, pay the bills but make the little moments count. Tell your loved ones you love them, even when you do not like them. Kiss your husband goodnight. Hug your kids good-bye. embarrass them until there is no tomorrow.

Don’t go to bed angry or regret not saying I love you! Show up to the important stuff and ask forgiveness if you miss the little stuff. Play ball with your son, dance in the middle of the restaurant even with everyone watching! If your little princess wants you to dance, then you dance!

These moments will not last forever and they will pass you by. Enjoy it while you can because you never know when it will be your last.

 

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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

2 thoughts on “Living

    1. Thank you! I usually start off with a different intent and the writing transforms me, i guess I can’t help but stay positive in my writing even when I am feeling down! I appreciate your words they mean so much!

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