Thursday, June 10, 2010

A bit of kindness

At work this week, I had the fortune of caring for an elderly gentleman while his heart was evaluated at our office. I spent the better part of the day recovering this patient, talking with his wife and family. This is always the part that I miss about working in the hospitals: the rapport we establish with one another. In nursing, we are constantly trying to remember our impact on patients, focusing on and hoping that we are leaving a positive one. As I walked my patient and his wife to the car where their son was waiting, they both turned and hugged me and left me with a small heartfelt reflection of their time with me. Then they turned, hand in hand, and finished their walk to the car. I often forget the positive impact that my patients have on me.

Emily... what?!

Sheer Fun

After Joe's graduation, the whole family stayed for the weekend. When I say "whole", I mean it. All eight of us made it home along with spouses, boyfriends and kids. Sisaye Claire loved the animals. Dinkeneh only wanted to play basketball. We picked strawberries, drank margaritas, had a bonfire with s'mores and there was a serious wiffle ball game. I love you guys! And I can't remember EVER such a great weekend. Love.

A Proud Moment

For those not familiar with the blog, I am one of eight children and the second oldest. In my family, the 5 girls are the oldest. The little brothers are 14, 16, 18. Joseph is 18 and this Memorial weekend, he graduated from high school. Joe, I am so proud of you and am super excited for what the future holds. Well done, sir.

Myrtle Beach #2

Myrtle Beach #1

I am way behind on these posts. My apologies, Kate. At this point in time, i don't think anyone else is reading. To recap: I went with 3 of my 4 sisters on a road trip to Myrtle Beach. It was a much needed, well-deserved break for all of us. I can only speak for myself but it was exactly what I was looking for. I am only sad that all fun things must come to an end. Enjoy the pics, Kate. I will send a CD soon:).