Showing posts from 2014

FN - an RN

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower. - F.N.
Today is a good day to recognize someone, a good day to tell the world how proud I feel, a good day to let someone know they are the very best at what they do - and that despite the attitudes of others, they should never change who they are and how they conduct themselves.
Today I want my sister to know how amazing she is.
I want her to know that she is strong, amazing and impressive.
I have been reading up on an old gal, Florence Nightingale, and my research has led to me to see something that I have always believed. Florence dreamed up modern nursing, she took nursing to a new level, she established the first secular school of nursing and she's known, with her lamp, for making her night rounds to check on her patients.
Here are some of Florence's thoughts:
- I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ough…

Sleepy Stets

I found an old playlist the other day, "Sleepy Stets" it's called. I remember making it, it was going to be what I would play while my baby fell asleep at night and during his naps. It's a beautiful playlist, sweet country songs, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and of course, Iz. 
I couldn't help but laugh when I reminisced on the making of this playlist. Little did I know I was going to be blessed with a baby who defied all baby-sleep rules and regulations. A baby who went shot for shot with the best of them when it came to sleep. My Stetson.  Today is his first day of fulltime dayhome. It's a weird day. I've spent the last 20 months with this little person attached to me, first growing inside me for nine months and then always with me for the next eleven.  In two weeks my maternity leave (God bless Canada and our maternity leave benefits) will come to an end. I look forward to returning to my Cardel Place family, I miss just being ME and having other things to d…


One word as a theme for the year. 
To my faith - may it continue to grow and blaze, setting my heart on fire.  To my husband - my bestfriend, my partner, may we continue to love and respect each other with understanding.  To my son - may you continue to teach me things about life, and myself, that I have been so oblivious to.  To myself - may you hold strong to who you are, take time for yourself, love yourself and run. Mi fido di te. 
And so I build this year on devotion. Intentional devotion in all that I do. 
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. -Romans 12:10