There is nothing better to take your mind off of yourself than to take care of others. I woke up this morning excited about my first day back at work since my diagnosis and surgery. I gently washed my hair praying that this would not be the morning it would start falling out. Once I realized I wouldn't have to go in with bald spots, I couldn't wait to get there. It was wonderful to see all my friends at work and even more wonderful to take care of my babies again. As adults we whine and complain about our colds and sore throats and achy bones while these tiny babies quietly and innocently fight for their lives. For 6 hours I forgot about everything but how blessed I was to have a profession that I love just as much now as I did 18 years ago. I went in to see little Addie. Looks like she will go home for Valentine's day just like Mom and Dad had hoped for. What a fulfilling feeling to know I had a part in her little life.
When I left after six hours I was exhausted (I used to do 12hrs. ?) but it was an exhaustion that left me feeling exhilarated mentally.
I went home to rest but before falling asleep, I whispered a prayer of thanks for the abundant life that He gives to me.