Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why I love my job

It took me MANY years to decide what I wanted to do with my life. Eric was VERY accomodating and afforded me the time to sort things out by not pressuring me. I finally decided that I wanted to go into Nursing while he was deployed in Iraq for 13 months (I had a lot of time on my hands). I had the wonderful opportunity to be very involved with the FRG (Army's Family Readiness Group), and found true joy in serving others, even if it was just allowing a stressed wife time to vent.

Throughout Nursing School I was conflicted about what type of nursing I wanted to do. I fell in love with the ER due to the pace & the continual variety of people you see. Then, the summer before my 2nd year I was able to spend quite a few days in Labor & Delivery, and I fell in LOVE!

It is truly what I thought I wanted to do, but I new that being a new graduate the chances were slim to non that I would be able to work in that area. While in my last few weeks of nursing school I was able to interview for a position in Pediatrics. Due to the way my hospital works, this would not only allow me to work in a specialty area, but also float to the med-surg & post-surg which I took as a bonus so I would be able to stay well-rounded.

Over almost the past 2 years I have fallen in love with Peds. As in any career, sometimes a series of events can be disheartening...but then the sun comes out, and like in this book made for me by one of my patients, the rainbow brings hope!

"At the end of the storm, comes a beautiful rainbow."

"The magic rainbow is magic because it didn't rain first."

"The rainbow is beautiful"

"The flowers grow tall under the rainbow"

(close up of her message at the end)


Kristina P. said...

And it's these things that make the job all worth it!

Megan and Jeremy said...

That is so sweet!! That would make my heart melt & make all the hard things about the job more bearable :)

Cheeseboy said...

I totally admire you for the work you do. The nurses in our Ped. office are always so loving and kind. I'm sure there is a special kind of person to do that job.


From what I have come to know about you through your blog I think you would be a remarkable pediatrics nurse. They are a special breed and it takes a special person. I think you are that person.

blueviolet said...

That is so completely precious! You picked the right field. :)

Missy said...

Anyone who works with children should love their job.
You are an awesome Nurse!

Erin said...

What a sweet little story. And lucky you to enjoy your job so much!

Momma Sarah said...

OH! How sweet! You were truly called to Nursing Merla!!!

Chris and Lara Stafford said...

Who knows, you may get to L&D yet...I know you will love it! In the mean time you are a great smiling face and a great provider!