Nurses and moms are two kinds of people who could give some serious lessons on giving. My mom serves both of those roles and is exceptional at both. Her credentials should read RN, MSN, CDE, MOM. She taught her children well about fruits and vegetables, the value of peroxide, and passed on her love for tweezing out splinters. She has also shown us again and again how to care for others.
If you were ever determined to be “gestational” when you were pregnant, I hope you had her or someone like her to teach you all you needed to know about carbs and blood sugar. Just a few weeks ago she talked about how she helped put an insulin pump on a two year old (and it actually went well)! Can you imagine putting an insulin pump on someone this size?!
No thank you! In that instance you’re not just caring for your patient, you’re taking care of a scared mom and dad too. That’s just one of thousands of cases where she has given well through being a nurse.
Today she is retiring.
Oh Stink! Now I’ve just made myself cry because I can’t be there to help her celebrate. She is very deserving of a serious retirement celebration. Please help me thank her for being a true asset to her profession and patients. I’m know she will be missed!
However, I know she’ll keep on giving. I still think I need my mom, and now her credentials have grown to include G’MA. She’s a fabulous one of those too!
Love you Mom! Congratulations on many, many, many jobs and charts done well!