Monday, March 15, 2010

I work night shift, for those of you who don't know. And for someone who doesn't enjoy staying up all night, and really enjoys sleeping normal hours- it has been a year of yet again something out of my norm. But I have to say that in the stillness of the middle of the night, I get to see a different side of my patients. It is then, that all of the doctors and staff have gone home, and they have time to truly digest their day- the good the bad and the ugly. And that is when you see them as more than a patient, more than a disease, but a person with a heart, with a life outside of Baptist Hospital, with children, spouses, parents, and friends who are all rooting for them. It is humbling, and reminds me what a blessing it is to have your health.

Tonight, I am so excited- because one of the sweetest patients in the world found out that not only has his bone marrow biopsy come back clear (means no signs of leukemia in his blood), they have found a perfect match for his bone marrow transplant! These days of good news are few and far between on my unit...so PRAISE THE LORD! Words cannot express how happy my heart was when I heard their news tonight. This patient and his wife exude love...you can see in their smiles how truly in love they are with each other- and it is so refreshing to see, when the majority of what we see is heartbreaking. So, congratulations to them...what a blessing.

On another note...when I leave in the morning and the sun is just peaking over the horizon- there is a sense of peace that usually comes over me. A thought of "you made it through the night, you did your best, and you can rest now." Its as if God is saying "I'm right here...I never leave you." It is beautiful. And then I drive home, drive in my driveway, and see the daffodils! YES! The first sign of spring, I'm so excited! (I do not enjoy cold weather at all....) He makes everything new...each morning the sun rises all over again, the day begins again, the flowers bloom and open, and miracles happen.

Because of the Lords' great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions NEVER fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

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