Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chocolate, heaters, and love

So I have been falling a bit behind, working too many hours and not getting enough sleep. This past week I am thankful for a heater to sit next to when it is freezing outside!!! We bought a new couch last week and it is so nice to come home from a long day of taking care of sick kids and sit on a nice comfortable couch with a warm blanket and a cute cuddle buddy.
I am thankful for hot showers, lots of holiday chocolates, and plungers.(Another story for another day.....) As we are nearing thanksgiving I find myself being more thankful for the little things in life. I love it!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hard Times

Working at a Children's hospital, I feel like I see it all. We see the little cuts and colds that come in and then we see the super sick kids that are barely hanging on to life. Whenever I help care for one of those super sick kids it always makes me stop and think about how greatful I am for my life and my health. Tonight on my shift we happen to have one of those really sick kiddos come in. This little patient was hit by a car and hanging on for dear life. Watching them roll in the doors with mom and grandma following in tears, it made my heart break. I didnt even know these people and my heart went out to them and I wanted to sit with them and give them hugs and mourn with them. Sadly, this sweet litle child did not end up making it through the night. I happen to pass one of the family members in the ICU and could see the sadness on their face. Oh how I wanted to just sit down and cry!

I am SO thankful for my health, to have the knowledge about how to treat others who are hurt and to make their day better. To be able to work with so many great and caring nurses and doctors who do everything in their power to make out sweet little kiddos better. I love my job, but I really, really dread those days when things like this happen. It makes it hard to come back.

I am thankful to be alive, and to be where I am at in my life.
My challenge to all who read this, take a minute in your life, stop what you are doing, and just take a moment to enjoy what you have in your life and all you have been blessed with. It will make you appreciate life more, I promise!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A New Season

Its already November, where did the summer go?? Halloween has ended and now it is time to celebrate the good holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! I am excited to have someone one to celebrate with this year. Even though we will both have to work alot the next few months I am still excited to do some of the fun stuff that comes with the holidays.

It being the month to give thanks, I am going to make a goal to try and post at least once a week about the things that I am thankful for. This week I am thankful for lots of things.
I am thankful for the wonderful man that I am proud to call my husband, the time that we are able to spend together and the many chances that we have to make our relationship stronger.
I am thankful for the freedoms that I have in this country, for the opportunity to do so many things and not be judged.
I am thankful for fall weather, for changing colors and cooler temps.
I am thankful for being alive!

Until next week, a pic of my cute hubs, he is pretty cute.....