The Budster

They say that when you adopt a dog you have many good days and one bad day… Today was that day. This creature was, as my dear friend Jill described him, “pure love and sunshine to everyone he met.” He welcomed everyone into his pack. He visited cancer patients and checked in with people in…

Do not hesitate- go!

This morning after a very full and busy day of Practicum, I intended to sleep in…My Guardian Angel has other plans! I awoke with the feeling of “get up, get up, get up- go and see Jesus!” I looked at the clock and knew my beautiful friends whom I stay with to be close to…

We are truly broken

You know who I am, you know Whom I serve. I am learning in nursing school to preserve life – preserve life. Following our Mother Baby course, this first quote hit me.

Coming up for air

Our Dad taught us to love creatures. He taught us how to set-up and choose the perfect community tank. He taught us how to clean and maintain the tank. He took us to the aquarium/fish store. We celebrated with the owner when his sea turtle got so big it was donated to the Pittsburgh Zoo!…

Birthday thoughts

My husband asked me if I had garnered any wisdom from my years of life on this rock so far…Life is all about love. Loving and being loved are the greatest gifts this life has to offer. Finding Jesus in everyone I meet and hopefully finding Him in myself. I will not miss a moment,…

“The heart of God”

I am so excited!  Those of you who know me from my DRE days, may remember my “Saint Posse” all around my office :-).  I kept feeling a pull to have a patron saint to help me on this health care journey, someone in heaven to ask for their prayers and intercession, someone to look…

God-crazy Amazing!

This is a joy-filled post, I promise, but as in most things this side of heaven, there is some pain at first, but hold on with me … it’s worth it. If you follow me, you know that I was pregnant for the first time at 43. We lost that precious life at 16 weeks…

Happy 4th of July!

“I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ Ask yourself, ‘How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?’ Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work…

Nursing Saint Posse Growing!

St Catherine of Sienna Recognized as a Doctor of the Church and patron saint to Nurses! I just love it! This Nursing Saint Posse – people I can look up to as examples of faith, hope and love in action and ask to pray for this journey- just grows and grows! I am so theologically…