Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Shoot Out- Nurses' week and Nurses'day

Friday Shoot Out

No one appreciates nurses as much as other nurses.
Thanks and congratulations to all of you. 

May 6th, Nurses' Day, to May 12 th Nurses' week.
May 12 Florence Nightengale's birthday.

Hope no one minds me tooting my own horn.

This was not taken by me, of course, but in my archives of a very special day in our family's life.

Although I am retired I will always be a nurse.
I am so grateful and appreciative of all the nursing instructors and other teachers who helped get me through nursing school.
It took me 10 years.

One class at a time while working, raising children and running a household.
It was hard but anything worth having is worth hard work.
It was worth every hard hour and every tear shed.

My first nursing job was at Methodist Evangelical Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, now closed.

Our local hospital.

 The Garden

The Healing Jesus and Child

I have never been a patient here, nor have I worked in this new hospital.
I did work in the old hospital, now our library.
It was only built and opened a few years ago.

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Blogger was down for 2 days at my house!!!!!!
and everyone's, I guess.


Jama said...

I don't have any photos of nurses but a few of hospital's garden and a doctor attending to patient...will post later.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Blogger took a powder longer than that for me....but I got work done!
Now, I want to stand and say loudly:
Because without a good nurse, a doctor is mediocre. Amen. End of story.
Love your photo!!! ;-)


Anvilcloud said...

Your opening statement would also apply to teachers appreciating teachers. I wonder how many other groups feel that way?

Anyway, as I've said before, I think you did an amazing thing to become a nurse how and when you did.

Karin said...

Just LOVE nurses!! Quite a few in our family and since I was 15 I've always worked in hospital settings. Blessings for you for choosing to be a servant of the King through nursing!! I love the statue in that hospital garden - I've been looking into getting something similar in our nursing home garden - along the lines of a memorial garden niche!

Have a great week-end!

spiritsoflena said...

I agree nurses deserve a lot of appreciation and recognition!

Rudee said...

Happy belated Nurse's Day. Once a nurse, always a nurse.

Ann said...

You were a nurse and a white angel.

Pauline said...

Another ministering angel! As someone who has never been very good around sick people, I think nurses are walking wonders who deserve much more than one day of recognition.
Love your last shot of the beautiful statues!

DawnTreader said...

I never heard of International Nurses Day before and I don't have any pictures of medical staff, but I have pictures of our hospital.

I like those pictures from the gardens, the environment is not unimportant either.

Mina said...

Oh Peggy, what a beautiful photo of you. Nursing had to be such a rewarding, though sometimes very difficult career. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Doreen said...

I did not know you are a Nurse. love the shot of you! takes a very special person to be a nurse.

Angela said...

Toot that horn girl! As a nurse I know what it means to struggle putting yourself through school while having small children. I also know the hardships and joys of caring for others sometimes at the price of neglecting self. Here's another pat on the back and I say thanks.

In the eye of the beholder said...

I didn't post this time. but I want to thank you for being a nurse. The job is never over.