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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Thursday, February 4, 2016

I wanted to be like Florence Nightengale

Soulful Life Friday.

A white cap with black stripes does not a nurse make.

Ran across my nurses caps today.
They had been washed, starched and ironed and hanging on a coat hanger.
A symbol of a dream come true for me. 

That is what it is, a symbol.

I got to thinking how much and how hard I worked for the privilege to wear that cap.

I was an x-ray technician for 25 years and when new techniques using nuclear medicine came along I was going to have to go for additional training; so

because I wanted to go to college when I graduated from high school and couldn't I took the opportunity to be trained as a technician instead.
If I was going to have to go back to school I was going full force.

In 1976 I started one college course, English 101 and made an A. We had 6 children by then and I could only afford 1 class at a time.

It took me ten years to get through nursing but the day I got my pin and my cap was the happiest day of my life just behind get married to the greatest man and having my children.

Long before I retired from nursing, no one wore the cap any more and I hung my white crisp uniform, white shoes and my cap up and began to wear scrubs.

I thank my family and God everyday I was able to have that dream come true.

I will never forget that first day on the hospital floor.
A new nurse.
I loved every minute of it.

Linking up


Cathy Keller said...

I thank my family, too, Peggy. My experience in nursing school was one I'll never regret. I didn't attend college until 25 years after I graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, but I finally did and enjoyed that too. My caps have long since disappeared, probably lost on one our many movies. So lucky you have found yours. Have a grand weekend!

Shantana said...

What a lovely post and thank you for letting me peep into your life and really happy that you were able to be there that gave you so much happiness. Stay Blessed!! Have a great weekend!!


Suzy Mae said...

I'm so glad you finally got have your dream job, After 10 years! That must have been a wonderful feeling. I can imagine what a satisfying and fulfilling job it must be helping people everyday. Have a lovely weekend :)