Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm A Proud Mom!!!

The phone rang the other evening.................

(Picture taken September 2007)
it was my daughter, Emily, calling me during my favorite program. I love watching "Dancing With The Stars" and only answer the phone during that precious time if it is my daughters. Her call was later than usual in the evening so I wondered what was going on.

When I mentioned that I had something to tell you about Emily, several of you asked me if another grandchild was on the way. I have three grandsons and another one would be wonderful. No, but the news was just about as exciting.

Emily, a registered nurse, who went to school part time for 8 years while working full time to earn her degree was enticed into going to the "Nursing Association" dinner the other evening. She wasn't sure she wanted to go but decided to be supportive of a friend who was attending and it happen to be the one-year anniversary date of a tragic event in this gal's life.

At the dinner, folks were whispering but Emily couldn't hear them. They were pulling a surprise for her. She was honored with a "Nursing With Excellence Award". I am so very proud of her.

I like to tell the story of Emily, as a new nurse working in the intensive care unit (and still does), taking care of an elderly patient who was comatose. She would speak with him as if there was a two-way conversation. Others asked why she was doing that as he was not responsive. Well, the gentleman recovered, and can you envision this?

Here sat an elderly man, now propped up, who every time he saw my daughter walk by would muster up a faint wave and smile!

Need I say more! .......except that she is a terrific little mom to my grandchild, Jakob, amongst many other things.

Ok, I need to stop.......I'm going to get teary thinking about it all.


  1. Congrats to Emily and to the proud mama of her!

  2. That is wonderful! Congratulations to Emily and to you, for raising such a fine young woman! :)

  3. Oh, that's wonderful! Good for her!

    I used to go visit a woman in a coma once a week, a friend's sister, for eight months. I told her family that she may not know now that I'm there, but in the hereafter, she'll be able to tease me that all those times I talked her ear off (actually, I mostly just sat and held her hand), now it's her turn to tell ME stories!

    It's what I could do to help her family feel she wasn't left alone all the time that they weren't there.

    Your daughter is a peach.

  4. She sounds like a wonderful person, and I can see why you're proud to be her mom. I imagine your mothering contributed a lot to the individual she is today. :-)

    Congatulations to Emily, and to you!

    She is a gorgeous young woman, by the way!

  5. you have every right to be proud!! Sounds like she went into the right field. I know some nurses that really shouldn't be nurses they don't have any real empathy for their patients, glad your daughter loves to be a nurse, it shows!!!!

  6. Congratulations to your daughter.

  7. Congratulations to yo and Emily! Nursing is a very tough job, and it takes a special person to do it so well!

  8. Congratulations! You have every right to be proud, nurses of your daughters calibre are as common as hens teeth. Once again, congratulaions to you both.

  9. You know that hearing is one of the last senses to go. I once had a pt. that was in a coma & she wasn't expected to pull through. Her grown daughters used to come into her room & bicker over their mother's worldly possessions, etc. Well, my pt. came out of coma, then she looked her her daughters and told them, "I heard every word you two said." She died a few days later, but.....not before changing her will.

    You're daughter is a great daughter, mom & nurse.

  10. What wonderful news! You have lots to be thankful for and proud of. :)