I had a patient on Tuesday evening (I worked post partum… don’t ask). She was so sweet, it was her 3rd c-section, her 6th child and she was just such a great mom. Totally up and walking, doing everything for that sweet little baby and then her kids came to visit. It wa the first time she’d had a real meal (prior to this she’d been on a soft diet which mostly consists of mashed potatoes and pudding). I walked in and she’s feeding it to her kids. I was just so touched and realized that so many moms give up SO much.
Later that evening I noticed her sheets were a little dirty, so I changed them for her. She just sat there, amazed that someone would do that kind of task for her. As I made the bed (and frankly, I’m not the best bedmaker in the world and it’s basically one of my LEAST favorite jobs) I thought about how it was a joy to make the bed for this woman, who — most likely, never gets anything done for just HER. It would be nice to serve someone so deserving more often.
BTW, for all you LDS ladies out there — the General RS Meeting is this Saturday at 5 (Grand Road building if you’re in my stake) — I’m hopin’ to get some ladies together for a girls night out after.
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