Still

Can y’all believe we are still dealing with this pandemic? When it started unfolding, I think we were all disillusioned in thinking this too shall pass...in a timely manner. Yet we are still waiting. For resolution. For normalcy. For predictability. But what I’m still hearing is “I’m _____.” Tired. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Hurting. Exhausted. Confused. We… Continue reading Still

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Turn Around

I wanted to scream. Actually, I did, calling for help. I had just opened the door and found my patient coding. Our team jumped into action performing life-saving measures. I cradled my patient's head and brushed her hair out of her eyes. Orders were being shouted. EMS was being called. I thought of her husband. How… Continue reading Turn Around

Fruit of the Spirit

Grey received the sweetest book for Christmas called If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Loren Long. Y'all, it is just captivating. The pictures are breathtaking and the simple rhymes leave us drawing deeper conclusions. I've been studying the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians this week. In light of all… Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit

Mary, did you know?

One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and coworkers. Especially this year, since I haven’t physically seen a lot of the smiling faces hanging on my wall in quite some time. Moms, you did a great job getting everyone looking their best! I know the dads were there, too,… Continue reading Mary, did you know?

Swipe Here

Y’all! I have a very important question for you. How in the world do you use your debit or credit card to pay for items? With all of the hustle and bustle of purchasing gifts, I have found myself in this predicament over and over again.  One time it works if I slide the card.… Continue reading Swipe Here

Hidden. Holly. Holy.

We’ve been decking the halls and preparing for the Christmas season. Part of that process has been getting rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated over the course of this year to make room for the tree, gifts, and garland. Of course, it’s also prime time to purge some of the toys the… Continue reading Hidden. Holly. Holy.

Thankful

“What are you thankful for?” I asked my patients this question all week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the answer I got most often was “Nothing.” I’d offer some suggestions I thought each may be thankful for. Reluctantly, some of them replied, “I guess I’m thankful I’m alive.” These responses just broke my… Continue reading Thankful

Meet Me at the Altar

He twirled me around one last time and said, “Meet me at the altar.” I skipped to my room to await the time when my daddy would walk me down the aisle to meet Ben at the altar. All these years later, I have a much greater respect for the altar. In my 23-year-old mind,… Continue reading Meet Me at the Altar

Hide-and-Seek

I could see little wiggling toes peeking from the bottom of the curtains. Gleeful giggles echoed through the room. “Mom, come and find us!” I called out to my children, asking where they were and pretending not to see tiny hands ruffling the curtains, feigning inability to find them. “Where’s Grey? Where’s Harlow?” “Here’s Harlow!!”… Continue reading Hide-and-Seek