Hi guys! I hope you're having a wonderful day!
I really enjoyed all the interactions with you last week!
It allowed me to get to know each of you a little better!
I really want to share my heart with you. So go grab yourself a good cup of coffee, tea, or whatever you like.
Let's pretend we are all hanging out and having girl time!!!Last Thursday I went for my weekly blood work at the local hospital. I have been doing this for a while now. To the point, they know who I am before I even register.
I am not sure the place you want to go that everyone knows your name is the hospital, just saying!
We had waited longer that day than we had in the past for a blood draw.
When we finally got called back, and we decide which arm is going to be our friend. I always small talk with the nurses as they are drawing my blood. When I asked her how she was, she told me she was tired. Her feet hurt and she and all the others were so overwhelmed. Someone had walked off after doing a urine sample and left without waiting to have 9 tubes of blood drawn. She looked at me dead in my eyes and told me she hoped she wasn't wrong. She was glad she needed a break. I smiled and told her I was so very sorry she was having such a hard day. I would be praying for her and the other staff members working,
That's when she truly broke my heart. She looked at me and said honey, please do! She said I am so tired of seeing people die! Not only that, but she has seen more body bags. Than living patients on the floors. Each day was worse than the day before. She shared with me every night when she got home, she cried. She was so tired of seeing death.
When Jody and I got in the car. We really were burdened for the staff. Could you imagine that being what you saw? Each and every day, how burdened you would feel for the families!
My heart was incredibly heavy.
So when I went to bed that night, I made a point to talk to my Daddy about the hospital staff.
I have to admit, I prayed a little harder for the respiratory therapist who works so closely with patients. Respiratory therapists work with those struggling to breathe. My oldest is actually on a travel assignment right now at a hospital.
I knew what my nurse was referring to!
My daughter confirmed each night, when she calls me on her way home, each day is worse than the day before.
Our medical staff all around our country needs to be lifted up in prayer daily! No matter what your thoughts are about Covid.
They are truly on the front lines each and every day. A recent life event had me thinking even more. Is there something I might, can do to lift spirits and let them know they are seen they are heard and prayed for.
I think I have decided when I go this week I am going to bake a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies and take them with a card of appreciation.When I was in the hospital last year, I saw my nurses go all day long without eating lunch! I may even make a fruit basket to take as well. Our world is in such turmoil. I am not sure if we will ever truly be the same again. My heart hurts for our country and those in Afghanistan. It's like someone shook a snow globe and everything is topsy-turvy. My heart hurts for my grandbabies. I want them to grow up in a safe ad healthy world.
What can we do to make an impact on those around us who serve? I'm not talking about just our hospital staff. It could be our mail person, a grocery store clerk, someone who serves in our churches, a friend, or even a neighbor.
Check on your friends and make sure they are holding up through all of this! Let them know you are there for them!
How can we impact those around us that feel as if they are drowning!
Acts of kindness and serving are some of the best medicine there is.
Jesus once said that whatever we do to the least of our neighbors, we do to Him! So, ladies, let's be those hands and feet.We don't have to do gigantic things to show we care. Or even be in a leadership role. We just have to be willing....After all, we are called to be servants for Jesus in our own ways.
So let me challenge you if I may? Find some way this week to lift their spirits. With an act of kindness. Not to be seen, but to serve! After all, when we serve others, we are serving Jesus!
Spend some time with me this week, pray and ask Jesus who would you like me to show kindness to this week?
I can not thank you enough for spending some time with me today! I know your time is precious! Not only that, but I don't take it for granted! I am honored you chose to share some with me!
As always, I pray we find ourselves walking in the footsteps of grace!
In acts of kindness to those who are around us!
Until next time!