I’m listening right now to police and news choppers hovering overhead. The sound is relentless. Ominous. Heavy with heartbreak. Distinct with the rumble of grief. Apparently there was a suicide this morning at the high school near my home. A student. At 7:48 AM.
Right at shift change I knew that something was wrong. My gut was screaming to start the day by checking her first. Things just didn’t seem right. Her labs looked terrible. SHE looked terrible. Continue reading
There wasn’t even a hint of daylight yet, but I was wide awake with an aching body groaning to get out of this bed. I’ve been fighting to remain at “baseline” Continue reading
I went to a meeting recently where the speaker began by saying that we need to keep an open mind. Well, I’ve been Debi long enough to know that Debi just doesn’t do that well. Continue reading
Stillness. Quiet. Healing. Rest. That’s what this stressed-out girl craves.
Whatever mountain you may be staring up today, know you won’t be facing it alone. Never, ever alone. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10)
I’ve been in excruciating pain this past week – way more than usual. My hips have been giving me fits for the past few months, but this pain has now intensified to Continue reading
As a nurse, when I step onto that unit in the morning, I know without the slightest bit of doubt that there will be people looking at me that day. Actually, it’s more than that. They won’t just be looking “at” me, they’re going to be looking “to” me, as well. All day long. Continue reading
The house was still and silent, the room completely dark. I fumbled my way
In order to get to my unit from the hospital’s front lobby, you have to ride the elevator to the 5th floor, and then walk up a series of ramps before ultimately reaching the 6th floor telemetry unit. My home, sweet work home. Continue reading