Yesterday, the doors of the Creighton University Medical Center NICU closed. Some of today’s best nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians spent time there. They worked hard & knew sacrifice. They cared for the most vulnerable of patients, with the utmost dignity & pride. The nurses took education seriously & I learned so much about both nursing & life in my 4 years there. It was the unit where I became a nurse. Where I cried tears of life & personal struggles. Where I became a mother. Where my own babies grew big & healthy enough to come home. Where I learned life lessons & grew my wings. Where I formed lifelong friendships with co-workers & patients that I will cherish long past the closing of the unit doors. It will forever be a piece of me & forever will have a piece of my heart. Thinking of those who cared for my babies & so many others before & after them.
Today I celebrate World Prematurity Day. I celebrate because am so thankful for the wonderful health care my babies & myself received. Every year so many babies are born prematurely & not everyone is as lucky. To find out more visit March of Dimes.