May 12, 2009

Happy Nurse's Week

I am a nurse.
I care for my patient's bodies, minds, and spirits. I lift them up. I calm them down. I make them laugh. I cry with them. I cry for them. I am happy to see them stay. I am happy to see them go.
I am a nurse.
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. ~Florence Nightingale


The Feathered Nest said...

Your a sweetie too Lee!!! Happy Nurse's Week to you....I hope it's wonderful ~ xxoo, Dawn

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lee,

Happy Nurse's week! Great pictures of you in action!

Remember, you are taking care of me in my old age, you nursing extraordinare!


natalea said...

Happy Nurse's Week to you Lee!!
xo nat