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Archive for August 2010

I have been reading a book called Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World By Dr. David Jeremiah. Have you ever wondered what should you do in times of distress or difficulty? From the recent economic crisis to natural disasters. It makes you think….What’s coming next? What can you do to deal with life and its many challenges? The book breaks it down into 10 simple and easy chapters. Each chapter shares stories of people and their successes through some of life’s greatest difficulties. In order to live with confidence in this world, we must be willing to take the necessary steps to rebuild our lives from the ground up. We must make a commitment to better ourselves and the lives of others by following God’s plan for us. This may not always be apparent to some. But to others the answers can be found in the good book …..the Bible. Dr David Jeremiah’s book is a handbook to get you started on the right path. I highly recommend this book to those who have been searching for answers to some of life’s most difficult questions.

I was loading up my car with groceries when the lady next to my car said…..”I know you….Didn’t you used to work at the hospital? I responded yes and that I had quit. She said to me …….”You were my favorite nurse.” I had a great conversation with both her and her husband. It’s funny how after almost 4 years since I quit my job people still remember me. I ended up giving her my business card. I know that I will be hearing from her. Although I may not remember all the patients I have ever taken care of, I know that the care that I gave them reflected my core values of a nurse. The patients could see that I really did care for their well being. Sometimes I do get emotional when I think that I can never be a labor and delivery nurse again. Being a labor and delivery nurse inspired me to help at risk young mothers and women who have experienced the loss of their babies through miscarriage or still birth. Yes there are days when I miss that. But for today I am just another ordinary human being.

One of life’s little surprises is due to arrive sometime this September. I won’t be there for the blessed event due to prior engagements and family responsibilities. It’s no surprise to the woman who is expecting that she will finally get to experience the role of becoming a  new mom. I am already working on a care package to be sent out to her and her significant other. I started this week on tackling a knitted baby sweater. It seems to be taking forever. I am only on row 23 and this is just the practice sweater. The real one will be made in beautiful shades of pink. The sweater I have on my knitting needles will more than likely be donated to a crisis center for new mothers. I found this wonderful place that gives new mothers a full outfit for the baby and a new diaper bag when the mothers come in with proof that they had a baby. During these times of difficult economics, every little bit can help a new mother deal with her newborn child. If you want to tackle your own little surprise, try and make one of these….

http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Baby_Surprise_Jacket

Donate them to your favorite charity. They will truly be surprised!!!!