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