I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giving Back

From next month,I will be working as a support person in the intensive care at our local hospital.I will give love and strength to anyone who needs it and I will take care of the patient while the family has a break.I know how much this is needed.In this same place I have seen my sister die... 3 wks after being hit by a car...and I have seen my older brother in a coma for 6 wks with meningitis.
He lived :)..I was lucky to be surrounded by family but some people have no-one.
I want to be that someone who makes a difference..even for a moment.

In the last 12 mths I have lost a lot of friends of all ages including Dr John,a lovely old man who has been commenting on my blog for yrs now....
Ian who was an alcoholic and chose his own inevitabled death..but still was only 43.
Kathy my best friend Claud's mother..Ive known her all my life.
.Today I lost another one.Liz Prior and I lived in a house with 4 other girls when Jake was a baby.She helped me take care of him.We are the same age and went to school together.
She was a good friend.We ate food at midnight and had lots of dinner parties with friends over.

But to look on the bright side....Im sure that I have GAINED many more friends than I have lost..And every time theres another funeral we catch up with more old friends LOL!!!

The biggest,hardest lesson I have learned in life..Never waste a second!
I hope I can spread a little bit of Gods sunshine around :)

posted by butterflies @ 10:55 PM


At 2:52 AM, Blogger Oklahoma Girl said...

GOOD FOR YOU!! This will be such a wonderful thing for you to be doing. You will bring such compassion, love, understanding, & comfort to those with whom you come in contact. I am so proud of you!!! What a blessing you will be to others, just as you always have been.

Much love, many hugs!!!

~~blessed be...

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As another one of your long time readers,its good to see you have come back.
Its a perfect job for you Butter.
Good luck babe
Love Max

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Yes, it is exactly the reason why I love being a nurse so much. You have the privelege of meeting up with people, whatever the journey they are on. Being able to be there for someone who has nobody, and there are plenty of people out there who indeed have no one at all to support them, is amazing. The thing is too, the support goes beyond the hospital too, because we are able to refer the people on to other supports in the community so they know they are not alone.
Our hospital has just began to have volunteers in our Emergency Dept. While at first I thought it a bit weird, to see it in action and see what support these wonderful people DO give is great!
This role will suit you that is certain. And, yes, you will gain so many friends out there through it too, and more importantly, you can share the love inside of you and just be there :)

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Polar Bear said...

You are such an amazing person. Takes a lot of compassion and love to want to work in an ICU. I'm sure you will bring much comfort to those that are desperately ill.


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