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Sunday is the day of the mother/baby/doula reunion. I am so excited to be a part of this. This will be a first of many for me. I have all the items that I will be taking with me and a few special extra items. I want the mothers to feel that they are still special even after they have had their babies. It’s good business. Heck they may even decide just to have another baby just so they can get the freebies. Everyone loves freebies. If more businesses realized that in order to make more business, they need to give a sample of their business. Grocery stores do it all the time. Food sample ladies give a little taste of both new items along with coupons to use with the purchase of the item. The grocery store uses the customers sense of smell, sight and taste in the purchase of the item. For most customers it is an impulse item. How many of you buy impulse items? The best impulse item I ever bought was at a local grocery store. I had to dig through a bin and even had an employee helping me because she loved my idea. It was the Guess How Much I love You CD that I blogged about in an earlier post. Today I will go on a little shopping hunt to find two books to add to the two cd’s. It will make a lovely addition to the new baby’s future library. Knowledge is power. It’s important to start children with a love for books and reading. It is the basis for all success in life. Now that’s not a big SECRET.

My dearest little one……You my son are a precious gift. Without you father’s day would have no meaning to your father. Although you  have an older stepbrother……Your father hasn’t seen him in over 8 months by choice. I hope to God that will never happen to you. Both you and your stepbrother have made your father who he is…..your father. What does it mean to be a father? I will never know……..I can only guess what it feels like. But it begins at birth. I know how your father reacted the day you were born. He was very excited. I have the pictures to prove it. The proof is in the pictures. I have many pictures taken by me of you and your father. I cannot destroy them because they are yours to cherish. Although your  father and I are no longer together, I am greatful for him. For without him you would have never been born. Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason why your father is your father and why I am your mother. God planned it this way. Some day you will be a father yourself. If I could give you some advice my son……Just enjoy the every day moments. Cherish each day. Live in the moment. Respect your elders. Learn to forgive and forget. Don’t hold grudges. Have faith. Encourage others. There are many more lessons to learn about life and you will learn them soon enough. For now I am glad that you made your father a father. You my son were always meant to be. You were born out of love. You are my blessed child. I love you so…………. MOM

The moment I held you in my arms. I knew you were mine. I felt an inner stirring. It was love at first sight. I felt the tears well up in my eyes the moment I saw you. It was hard work getting you into this world. I knew you were mine forever. Time and time again I felt that you were meant to be a part of my life. You were meant for me. I cherish the love we share each and every day. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you my child. Each day that we have together is a blessing. I love you my little one.

I’ll never forget the patient I took care of in room 12 bed 1 in the high risk rooms of Labor and Delivery. She was about 21 weeks pregnant with PROM. We spent many hours talking and sharing ideas. She gave me a gift of inspiration I will always cherish in the form of a paper. This woman lost her life trying to keep her baby. The following is the greatest gift I ever received from her or any other patient I ever took care of.


Compliment three people every day.

Watch a sunrise at least twice a year.

Be the first to say,”Hello.”

Live beneath your means.

Treat everyone like you want to be treated.

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen!

Forget the Joneses.

Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all the person has.

Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

Be tough-minded, but tenderhearted.

Be kinder than necessary.

Don’t forget: A person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Keep your promises.

Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.

Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.

Leave everything better than when you found it.

Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.

When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.

Don’t rain on other people’s parades.

Never waste an opportunity to say “I Love You” to someone.

There are moments in life that define who we are. The incidents and occurrences that will either make us or break us. Learn to make the best out of your life. Live each moment as if it were your last. I am so glad I met….. the patient in room 12 bed 1. My life changed forever.

I had just bought a wedding card at a local Walgreen’s. I received my change and walked out of the store. As I was walking to my car, I realized the cashier gave me back an extra $1.00 bill. I went back into the store and handed the cashier back the $1.oo bill. I told her I didn’t want her drawer to be off. I told her that God would bless me. Just as I said that a little old lady said ……God blessed me I can’t drive anymore. I had to walk here. I asked her how old she was. She told me that she was ninety years old. We walked out of the store together. Something came over me and I asked her if she would like a ride home. She said yes. She got in my car and I drove her home just a half block away. During the short drive I found out a few things about her. She told me what she did in her spare time and where she went to church. I asked her if she knew how to crochet. She said that she did years ago until arthritis prevented her from doing it any longer. I told her that I liked to crochet baby hats and blankets. She said her church could always use baby hats because there is only one lady who makes them now. I told her that I could make some for her. She said that she would wash them for me. As I dropped her off at her house, she told me now you know where I live please come by and say hi sometime. She said that she was always outside gardening. Within the next few weeks I plan on stopping by and saying hi to the ninety year old woman. I will bring her many baby hats to wash and donate to the church. It is in giving that we receive. Today I received so much just by saying……Can I give you a ride home? I am blessed.

A few weeks ago while driving in my car, I saw two people bend down and pick something off the ground. I told my 15 year old that they were probably picking up money off the ground. Sometimes I’ll see a penny and pass it by. Yesterday I decided to pick one up in the pouring rain. It was heads up…..My lucky day I thought to myself. I think I would have still picked it up if it was tails. I placed it in a ziplock bag I have in my car. I have decided to keep adding to the bag. I wonder how long will it take me to fill the bag up? I’ll see how much I have once it is full and then I’ll get a $5.00 food card for Speedway gas station. I have decided to keep those cards handy. I want to do more random acts of kindness this year. I have read blogs lately in which people pay for  coffee for other people.  Well what a way for the cashier to hand someone an envelope with a food gift card and a note from me saying…….. Enjoy your food purchase with this card as you go on your way. You have been the recipient of a RAK. Pass it on. What other ways can you think of to do a little random act of kindness today?

Can you remember the last time you did a random act of kindness? I have done a lot of different random acts. One of my favorites happened at my favorite restaurant. It was Mother’s Day 2007 and I sat down to my favorite skillet breakfast. I watched an elderly lady, a young mother and her new baby eating breakfast. Right then and there I decided to pay for their meal. I wrote something on a 3×5 index card and gave it to the waitress telling her not to give it to them until I had left. I can just imagine how surprised they were to receive a RAK. In this difficult  economic time that we are facing a little random act of kindness goes along way.

All it takes it one little act to make a difference. Dare to be the one to make that difference 

We must be the change, we wish to see in the world.

~ Ghandi

I watched you drown in a sea of despair so I threw you a lifeline. I sat there and watched you struggle to reach it. All you needed to do was to learn to swim and not sink once again. But once again I came to your rescue. I would never let you drown. I pulled the lifeline back a little and threw it back out to you. This time I watched you touch it. You were afraid to grab it. You thought to yourself…..Why should I grab it now I am just a failure in your eyes. This was my response to you……..

My Child you have never been a failure to me. I have watched you grow in your times of deepest hurt and despair. In those moments I was with you. In the darkest of night I stood watch over you. I watched you cry and I wiped away the tears. There is a lesson to be learned in the pain that you feel right now. Someday you will help others who have walked in your shoes too. Don’t ever think that nobody will understand you. Because I do. Just believe in me I tell you. Listen to my quiet whispers. I breathed life into you. The life you live is going to change at any moment. That’s what life is all about. Moments. This is just another moment to tell you…….I LOVE YOU. So I am throwing you a lifeline today. I hope that you catch it and feel my love surrounding you. YOU ARE MY BELOVED

Here’s a link to a great video……Enjoy!!!!

My five year old son has been up for four hours now and already he has told me I love you 25 times. Every time he says those words, I respond I love you too. I guess he needs reassurance.  The next time he says I love you I will tell him…..I love you to infinity and beyond. My love for him is so immense. Sometimes I wonder if he truly understands just how much I love him.

Last night I watched two helicopters arrive and leave from the top of the hospital parking garage I used to work at. It brought back memories again. I remember on quiet nights peering out the window with the coworkers watching incoming helicopters arrive in the parking lot. I would always say……I could never be a flight nurse. I hate heights and turbulence. It seemed like an exciting job though being a flight nurse. Risky yet fulfilling. It takes a special nurse to be one. I could never be one. I am so glad there are other nurses willing to be the special one. I always watched from the distance never believing that I could be anything other than a Labor and Delivery nurse. Today I am not a nurse. I am watching from the outside looking in. Someday I’ll join the medical field once again. Today I am healing the wounds of my past. I watch from the distance. I wait so patiently. I am on my way on a journey of self discovery.

September 2020

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