This man’s beautiful tribute to his wife reminds us that nurses really are special 26



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Have you ever stopped to think how amazing nurses really are? They are there in the darkest hours of people’s lives, constantly caring.

One man set out to tell the world just how wonderful nurses are – and he would know. He is married to one. The post he wrote about her daily routine has gone viral on Facebook, shared more than 160,000 times.

This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work. The tools and…

Posted by Bobby Wesson on Saturday, November 7, 2015

He writes:

This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work.

The tools and items she needs to perform her job will be gathered and checked meticulously – her hair and makeup will be done quickly. She will complain that she looks awful. I will disagree, emphatically, and get her a cup of coffee.

She will sit on the couch with her legs crossed under her and try to drink it while happily playing with the toddler that’s crawling all over her.

She will occasionally stare off blankly as we talk; silently steeling herself for the coming shift. She thinks I don’t notice.

She will kiss the baby, she will kiss me and she will leave to go take care of people that are having the worst day of their entire lives. Car wrecks, gunshot wounds, explosions, burns and breaks – professionals, poor, pastors, addicts and prostitutes – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and families – it doesn’t matter who you are or what happened to you.

She will take care of you.

She will come home 14 hours later and remove shoes that have walked through blood, bile, tears and fire from aching feet and leave them outside.

Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can’t wait to talk about it.
Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry – but regardless of those sometimes she will be on time for her next shift.

My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.

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  1. Yes megan parker,,,you see people through the worst part of their lives and support the families……..

  2. Thank you .I see it as an honour to be permitted into someone’s life when they are in crisis , or to perform the the final tasks for a person who is leaving this life .

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    • I always said it is an honour to be allowed into to someone’s life at their most vulnerable time and be trusted to care for them

  3. Was a nurse for 43 yrs. Walked home from work one night at 11pm and asked my husband why he didn’t pick me up. Darl,you took the car to work. Bad night but he walked up and got the car because I had to be back at 6am.💖

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