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!

1 comment:

Matt, Nat & Hallie said...

That is definitely one of the most rewarding and difficult parts of working in the medical profession. Those times are the times that I feel like I grow the most and are actually making a difference. Keep up the good work.