Merry Christmas Eve dear friends! It has been a minute since I’ve posted anything on the blog. Quite frankly, nursing school has sucked up every moment and available brain cell! Now we’re on a few weeks reprieve and I have a moment to breath and reflect. I can’t believe how far I’ve come in the last 5 months! Through the beginning stages of “I can’t possibly do this, who could possibly do this???” Has changed to “This is the only thing I want to do for the rest of my life!”
Hidden gifts this Christmas
My patients. How beautiful and life-altering it is for another person to allow you to care for them when they are suffering – The hidden gift was the gift of trust.
My classmates and the faculty. I have made friends, I believe life-long friends, whom I cherish and respect beyond words. Didn’t expect it! I thought I’d just be going to class and coming home, but no – The hidden gift was the gift of friendship.
Life gained and lost. We found out we were pregnant early in the semester, but sadly it was because we lost the baby at the same time. I know that he is seeing the splendid light of Christ this Christmas with his sister. I know our parents have been given another beautiful soul to watch over for us until we come Home. I know, that although God asks much, He gives much in return … things the world does not always recognize – The hidden gift was the precious gift of hope.
I can fail or I can succeed, but I will not quit. Nursing school is hard. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I felt like I lived a week each day and each month was an eternity, but God kept me going. He sent someone to my aid every time I thought I would fall and buoyed up my strength to continue – The hidden precious gift of perseverance.
I could go on and on, but you get the idea – always a gift given, never left to be abandoned or forgotten. We are loved beyond measure! So I’ll sign off!
We’ve all got things to do today to ready ourselves for our friends and family and most importantly to put the finishing touches on our hearts to welcome the Christ Child!
Much Love & Joy to you this Christmas and all the year through!
*May our little William Gregory Michael, and all the beautiful souls who have gone Home this year, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and light this day. Amen.