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I COULD NOT ask for a BETTER Valentines Day than TODAY…..

Sharing a MOST Fun PICupid Day with fabulous Nurses who decorated our breakroom with bags & boxes of Secret Valentine treats started my day with a SMILE …..

THEN to come Home after a long night & turn the 🔑 to MY HOUSE…. one I grew up in, one I know every inch of…..so BLESSED

My HEART ❤️ is FULL of LOVE & GRATITUDE today for ALL who helped me in this path….

THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THEN A GRATEFUL ❤️

THANK U Friends & Family 🌹💌🥂🎁🔑❤️🖤

img_8316 Here I sit on a stormy night making the best & biggest decision this year…. (well all 20 days of it :))

Buying my Mom & Dads house 🏡 is the MOST important thing to me right now & I am sooooo BLESSED to have my siblings & sons support

WATCH OVER ME Mom & Dad…..

I promise to LOVE ❤️ this house as much as you both did raising your family…

NOW back to the 1000 forms ….

 

 

 

 

img_8042To my 3 sons who have been so SPECIAL to me in my HEALING these last 3 years….THANK U…

THIS WAS IT!

My FAVORITE CHRISTMAS EVER🎁🎄🎅🏻🤶🏼🌲

I LOVE ALL 3 of U with ALL MY ❤️

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When I LOVE… I LOVE HARD ❤️️

THESE PEOPLE I ❤️

Having a Beautiful Service for my Mom included so MUCH support & kindness from these and so many other people….my friends ❤️️❤️

I FEEL SO BLESSED …..

part of the time spent preparing for my Moms service included a visit from my sister….

We have not ALWAYS seen eye to eye BUT she is one of the MOST talented women I know… Seriously

She has this “eye” for the little things that make a difference and the “big” things like moving my bedroom 📺 out of my room😘 and maybe getting rid of stuff I was holding onto 🤗😘

Heres some of her “touches” in my home that STILL make me SMILE….

Thank U Stacey…..

The door is ALWAYS OPEN for a visit…….

LOVE U MUCH ❤️️❤️

One Day At a Time 🕰⏰🕰⏰

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It’s been a WEEK……..just ONE WEEK and I FEEL so MUCH….

Memories flood my mind as I look around HER house, filled with HER treasures

SOOOOOO Honored to have been her daughter…….

She was ONE OF A KIND

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If you are looking for me lately, I have a new Favorite place…….the sights, smells and the bench dedications alone get to me……..

My Happy Place to walk with special friends and take a DEEP breath……..

LOVE U Linda Mar Trail….Pacifica State Beach…..

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If you see ME on the road……say HI………

 

 

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Call it a job hazard…..

I just know that even after almost 29 years as a PICU nurse, I still feel so much for those in my care…… Especially when it hits home.

Last night, I helped to admit a previously healthy 10 month old boy who had been throwing up for no reason. His mother was so distraught, all alone with her husband at home with her two other children. I helped settle her in the PICU, brought her some water and juice and tried to calm her fears.

Her son was quite ill, taken quickly to CT Scan that showed some damage to his bowel and he was soon being rushed to surgery.

Now this is where the close to home part comes in……..

The mother kept asking my coworker and I “He’s gonna be ok right? You guys have seen this before and they are fine after right?”

My heart got so heavy…. Luckily my coworker was more composed and provided her with the best answer he could.

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When my middle son was 18 DAYS old, he started throwing up bile…

We rushed him to the doctor and were quickly told he could have a serious bowel obstruction. We were sent to Kaiser SF where an incarcerated umbilical hernia was diagnosed and he was taken to surgery that was performed by a world renowned pediatric surgeon I knew from UCSF who just happened to be covering that Saturday!

All went well…he’s now 18 YEARS old, BUT I remember THAT day like it was yesterday and the memories are strong …..

So how did it all go last night?

The patient did well and I did what any night nurse would do…showed the Mom lots of TLC and made sure she got all the information and support she needed…

THEN…

I came home this am and cried…..

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