quote of the day

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven 

where the love of our lost ones pours through 

and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.


nurses aren't supposed to have favorites, but we do. we just found out that my favorite patient of my career thus far passed away at another facility.  it's never easy for us when we lose one of our children, whom we often love in an indescribable way.  with those kiddos that are in the hospital long term and we care for day in and day out, the love is as close as i can imagine to the love a mother has for her child. 
(excuse the photo: i had a traumatic experience with highlights.  right about the time of this i chopped off my damaged hair, dyed it close to my natural as possible and won't let anyone touch it with dye since.  that was 8 months ago and i still have a ways to go)