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3 people you meet in the hospital… January 7, 2010

We have spent way more than our fair share of time in the hospital over the past 2 years. Although living in the hospital is NOT my preference, it has allowed us to encounter some of the most wonderful people. Here are the 3 people you meet in the hospital.

1) The Angel — aka the nurse. This is not any or every nurse, but the one who reaches out to you. The one who loves and takes care of your child as if they were his/her own. The one that cares not only for your child, but for you. Some of the wisest words ever spoken to me were from the mouths of these angels. They are truly heaven-sent and I thank God for them. (We love you Grandma A and Debbie!)

2) The Other Mother – This is the one that has been there as long (or longer) than you. The one who REALLY knows what it’s like to live with a sick child…the one that you can hear say “Just trust God” and believe that they know what they are talking about. The only one that can get away with telling you “It will be okay”…because they know it will be okay, they have been there, they are there and they are invaluable as a source of inspiration and comfort. (Much love to you, Heidi!)

3)The Dr – I pray that you are as fortunate as we have been. We are blessed to have been surrounded by doctors who not only are excellent at what they do, but have a real heart and love for the kids they treat. Our doctors have been encouraging while remaining honest; have never given us false hope but have never given up and have laughed and cried with us. They love Aiden, they love what they do…and it shows. (Many thanks to the ICU staff of Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, the surgeons and the ARCH group…and of course Dr. Q )

If we have learned anything, it is that God is always present. On days when I just couldn’t quite feel his presence and didn’t quite know what to say God always had someone ready to minister to me in the way that I needed. I thank Him for that and feel so very blessed to call the “people you meet in the hospital” friends and family.


6 Responses to “3 people you meet in the hospital…”

  1. Melissa Says:

    This is a great summary! Although I haven’t spent much time in the hospital with my children, I did spend a few weeks visiting when my aunt was in the ICU and we had that special nurse, definitely an angel. We also spent quite a bit of time in the waiting room, between visiting hours, with families of other patients that fit the other mother role.

  2. Angelia Sims Says:

    Our family spent a lot of time in Cook Children’s in Fort Worth many, many years ago when my sister had baby boys there. She was moved to become a nurse herself because of it. She lost both of her sons but DID become a nurse. She is that Angel you speak of who now treats children and families in the halls of Houston Childrens Medical Center ER.

    I am so happy to read those special Angels like her and everyone else in the hospital are recognized by wonderful people like you. You are the reason why they go above and beyond for your family. They really do care and God is definitely looking out for you using his soldiers on earth.

    Thank you for this. It was wonderful to read.

  3. Lindsay Says:

    This is a great post. My mom was in a motorcycle accident a couple weeks ago and she said that the ambulance driver was the person she was so thankful for. And my husband is a firefighter and I tell him every time he goes out on a call what kind of a blessing he is to the people that he saves or helps.

  4. Angelia Says:

    I gave this post an award. Stop by and see. 🙂

    You don’t “have” to do what it says. I just wanted to recognize you!

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