From the time I was a small child, I remember people complimenting my mom.
Whether at church, in a restaurant, or even at the grocery store, someone always offered a kind word. This is what made me want to follow in my mom’s footsteps and become a nurse. It seemed like nearly everyone we bumped into felt she had helped them in some way, shape or form.
I didn’t even realize then that I wanted to pursue nursing. I only knew that I wanted to be just like my mom. She is truly the kindest, most selfless woman that I know. If I become half the nurse that she is, I will feel successful.
Although we all know she could start an IV on anyone in Decatur County, I never remember people thanking her for her amazing clinical skills. Instead, they would mention how caring and compassionate she was while they were sick or having surgery.
I have no doubt that my mom has touched many people’s lives, hopefully some of yours. As this chapter is coming to an end, my dad, sisters and I want her to know how much we appreciate all the work she has done for us. We love you and can’t wait to spend more time with you!
Submitted by Nickella Reid