Tuesday, August 26


I gave meds to a patient for the first time today. When I left they were still alive & kicking.


That alone makes it a great day!

Sunday, August 24

Luck shmuck

You know how some days you just feel really lucky? Like, overwelmingly lucky? Like, you feel bad for someone else in the world because you have so much luck that some poor person in China is lacking in the luck department right now?

Today is one of those days.

It may or may not have to do with the fact that I am one week from being done with summer term and all that comes with packing 2 semester long classes into 9 weeks.

It may or may not have to do with the fact that I have the best family ever.

It probably has something to do with the fact that I get to spend a majority of my time laughing and being with the most amazing man I've ever met.

And it has everything to do with the grace, (the underserved, unearned favor), that has been given to me from the God of the universe. And when that finally, really and truly sinks in, as it did earlier today, I realize that yes, today is my lucky day.

Thursday, August 21


Tuesday was my first day in "the real world" as a nursing student. The first patient I assisted with that morning (held her foot during a dressing change for a calf wound so deep, her tendon was visible) passed away later that evening.

Welcome to the world of nursing.

*There are no less than 57 federal laws prohibiting me from using actual patient names so in honor of this patient, I have used their initials for the title of this blog post.

Saturday, August 9


and he brought a beard with him. . . .