Friday, July 25, 2008

TLC

Let me tell you a little story that illustrates why I think of nurses as angels on earth.

I was chatting with my nurse one afternoon at our “Care Center”, aka Skilled Nursing Care or SNC. I was bemoaning that the next day was my wife’s birthday and there was no way I could get her even a card. Linda, the nurse, volunteered that she would get me one. I said something about that being too much and I thought that was the end of it. BUT, next morning there was a bag hanging on my room door-handle. In it there were two cards, one comic and one lovey-dovey, and a cute stuffed animal, a black and white lion. The cards were perfect and the lion thrilled my wife too.

In the Army, medals are awarded for going above and beyond duty. Nurses simply earn a few more love points to cash in at St. Peter's door.

8 comments:

east village idiot said...

Glad your back and hope that your leg heals quickly. Take it easy and know that your fans are praying for your full recovery!

Bharathis said...

How sweet! (Happy to see you are back and active.)

Mary M. said...

Great to read that you are doing much better and back to blogging.

We "oldies" gotta just keep plugging along.

Marilyn said...

Always happy to see you're posting, even though I'm so behind in my blog-reading that I'm just seeing this. Happy Belated Birthday to both of you.

Archana said...

Hope you are weathering out the storm in Florida well. Take care!

ashkan said...
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Archana said...

Pssst - you got an award.

How are you? Long time, no see. Hope you are doing well. Take care!

...liz said...

That was really sweet and shows how important helping each other in small ways makes such a difference. Refreshing.