“Blessed are the nurses, for they help us heal through love and care.” – Anonymous
Nurses come into your hearts for a short time and stay a little while. During times of tragedy and in seasons of sickness, nurses protect the hearts of families in suffering. With patience and understanding, a nurse dedicates compassion to help those in need. They encourage the brokenhearted, offer dignity with care, and support the healing.
At Central DuPage Hospital they hold special events during nurse’s week. Along with a Sunday morning brunch in their honor, CDH offers them daily massages and assorted gift baskets.
National Nurses Week May 6 through May 12 recognizes and honors the contributions nurses make to the community.
To be graced by a nurse is a blessing. Praising and honoring is the nurse that took care during a sickness. A nurse bound by paperwork, leaves gentle reminders of kindness in a person’s heart. They master the essence of what it means to care.
Top 10 Characteristics of a nurse:
- They make a difference.
- Their walk is of integrity.
- They are angels wearing comfortable shoes.
- They comfort the hurting.
- Grace lives in their hearts.
- They desire to help others.
- They offer to serve.
- They love.
- They bless.
- They are underappreciated.
Honor the nurses in your life, show them you care, and value the love they shared. For they have collectively given in nursing you, or your loved one, back to health.
Sometimes I forget – why I’m a Nurse
and what’s really in my heart.
Sometimes I’m just too busy, I don’t know where to start.
Then someone holds my hand, and greets me with a smile.
They ask if I could stay with them, for just a little while.
If I can calm a sorrowed heart just because I’m there,
Then, I’m reminded – why I’m a Nurse.
It’s all because I care. – Unknown
According to American Nurses Association, the 2011 theme is “Nurses Trusted to Care.” The ANA defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
“To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.” – Rawsi Williams