A few days before my sister Cyndi passed away I was helping her go to the bathroom
Actually my brother was holding her up and I was cleaning her back side.
She said to my brother “She should have been a nurse”
And all of my life I have always had the desire to be a nurse.
But kids and life got in the way.
Tonight at work one of the residents said to me “Marge why are you always so nice to me?”
I laughed and said “Because I like you and it is my job to take care of you”
She smiled and said “You have such patience and such a good heart. You should have been a nurse”
I told her I have always had that desire.
And honestly I was seriously thinking about going to nursing school this last spring.
I prayed about it and was even looking into a community college.
It would cost roughly $15,000 to $20,000 to do it, but I was seriously thinking of doing it.
The thing that stopped me was…….My daughter’s permanent babysitting decided to move away and my daughter had asked me if I would start watching her kids full time once she goes back to work after maternity leave.
I could not tell her no.
She has never had to pay a babysitter for watching her kids.
Her mother in law had been the babysitter until she moved to Minnesota.
I prayed about it and I even asked God to give me a sign, any kind of sign if going to college to be a nurse wasn’t the right thing to do.
Not even two days later my daughter told me she needed me to watch her kids as her mother in law was moving away.
God does answer prayers.
And while a part of me will always long to be a nurse…..it does warm my heart when an elderly person tells me I should have been a nurse.