Monday, January 19, 2009

Memorable Moments Monday...

So I'm still getting back into the swing of things, but I thought I'd share a few memorable moments from the last couple of weeks.

First my mom retired. Yee, haw!! She has been a nurse for well over thirty years, maybe forty. She is an amazing nurse at that. Her speciality being Critical Care. I've watched her work nights, days, shifts that last over twelve hours, seen her cry over lost patients and rejoice with patients when they recover. I've seen her spend vacations and weekends pouring over the latest medical journals. If she had a chance to better herself she did. Her focus was always being the best caregiver her patients could have. A few years ago she left the bedside part of her career behind and worked on educating the nursing staff of her hospital. She shared her love of nursing with new nurses and seasoned nurses alike. I watched everyone from the kitchen staff to the CEO of the hospital come by to wish my mother well at her retirement party. If former patients and family had known they would have been there as well. Many times we've been stopped while out when people recognized by mom and wanted to thank her for the care she gave a loved one or themselves. And you know she remembered every last one of them, that's just the way she is.

Pay no mind to my frizzed out big hair, that humidity in Houston always puts it into a sort of 80's shock, minus the big bangs!

And Little One graduated from her infant Kindermusik class! My parents were here to watch her graduation class so it was extra special. She was the oldest in her class so we have left behind many wonderful friends to move on to the toddler class. We had the first class today and I think we're going to make many new friends. But could someone remind her she is my baby and not supposed to grow up so fast!!

Little One proudly displaying her diploma, right in front of her face:)

Oh, and my sweet friend at The Fritz Facts rewarded me with this and I'm just now getting around to it, sorry.

The Lemonade Award.

Thank you for thinking of me!

This award is for blogs that show great attitude and gratitude.

There are rules:1. Put the logo on your blog or post.2. Nominate at least 10 blogs with a great attitude / gratitude.3. Link the nominees within your post.4. Let them know you have given the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.5. Share the love and link this post and to the person from whom you received this award.

And see I'm really bad about these awards because I love all of my blogging friends. But the following are who I think do a good job at turning lemons into lemonade.

Smockity Frocks

Life In the Crazy Lane

Cherished Moments

Buffaloes and Butterfly Wings

At Pat's Place

Because I Can

Family Blog With A Difference

Anyway, that's a few things that have been going on around here. How about you? Any memorable moments today!


Pat's Place said...

Nice tribute to your mom! She deserves it! And thanks for the award. I will put it on my blog as soon as I begin to get caught up. I am SO behind and leaving tomorrow for Corpus to attend a school dedication in Charley's district. Another week shot!

Anonymous said...

I like the new header picture!

Love, WB

Kara said...

Thanks I just happen to have an "in" with this wonderful photographer I know;)