Monday, September 17, 2012

Why I Work ~ A Sweet Reminder


I have the privileged of a lifetime.

To take care of human lives. 

To hold the hands of those in need.

What a GIFT!!

Last week, this lovely plant was waiting
for me at work when I got there early one morning.





It was from the family of a dear patient of mine
who, after a long hard battle with pulmonary fibrosis,
won his angel wings. 


The card..

    "Trish,

Want to thank you for all the TLC you have given to R and our family. Without you we could not have made it through this time.  You gave him hope and reason to try anything that may have helped him.  He would not do anything unless he knew you were aware of it.  NO matter who wanted to change anything for him he would say "Does Trish know this" or "Let Trish know."  He adored you and for that we were so grateful.  Thank you so much for giving him your loving care. He hung onto every word you said and we feel in our hearts that you were chosen to be his doctor for a reason. 
We miss him terribly but know he is in a better place 
and can breathe freely.

Thank you so much. Godspeed.
The RB Family"


I choose to work for many reasons....

For how it makes my husband smile with pride when
I talk about my special patients.

For how it makes my daughter tell me she wants to
be someone "like you Mama, who takes care of 
the sick people who can't breathe." 

For Me. 

And although there are days that are very difficult...
 the days that I just feel like I can't do it all...
I know that I am right where I am supposed to be.

I am lucky, I don't have to search hard for meaning
or perspective that emphasizes the fragile nature of our being.


The fact is that no matter how you look at it
we all WORK HARD. Whether you work
in or outside of your home. Whether you have kids
or not, life is hard work....and THAT is why we need
to reach out and hold the hand of those in need.

Because then, LIFE, doesn't seem so hard after all.

Dedicated to RB and his family.
It was an honor to care for this man.  





9 Comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

This made me cry and cry.

Trish, you truly are a remarkable person.

That was thoughtful of them, and we here in blogland are very proud of you, too.

To you some very special hugs.

Your friend,

Michele

Lisa said...

Well said. It is a blessing to know what your purpose in life is.
XO,
Lisa

Barbara F. said...

As I may have mentioned a time or two before, you are a very special person, Trish. The world needs more people like you in it! xo

Gypsy Heart said...

This made my eyes leak. Thank you for being that special person for R and his family. You are truly a blessing!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

This made my eyes leak. Thank you for being that special person for R and his family. You are truly a blessing!

xo
Pat

Sue said...

You are a special person, Trish, and definitely in the right profession for blessing the lives of others<3

the decorated cookie said...

Never having even met you in person, every word of the letter feels exactly right. You just ooze compassion and awesomeness.

Angela McRae said...

Tears here! Bless you, Trish!

kitty said...

Oh Trisha, you are truly an angel, as I sit here with tears in my eyes. It's an honor to know you and call you my sweet blogging friend! XOXO