As if today hasn’t been emotional enough… marking the anniversary of a surgery, this evening I received my CNA course certification of completion. I honestly wouldn’t have completed it if it wasn’t for my family and my tiny, but large support system. I almost dropped out… I’ve cried many hours, and became completely overwhelmed and felt defeated.
Once clinicals started, we lost two of our patients. Little did I know the plan God had for me. He entrusted me to care for them on their last moments of life here on earth. What an honor it was to be by their side.
Not often do I check the mail, but something inside me told me to check it tonight, so I did. I received two cards from two of my favorite people, one being in Taiwan and the other, being 190 miles away. I don’t believe in coincidences, I believe everything happens for a reason… I received them on a day when I most needed them.
As I hold these cards so close to my heart and talk with my parents and sisters, all I can do is cry. Not because I am sad, but because I did it and I have people who care and love me. I couldn’t feel more called to become a pediatric nurse. I am not on any timeline, but little by little, I am doing it even on my worst of days. Thank you, God.
Next step —> State testing next month!