Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A Pink Carnation
Hello my friends, what a lovely surprise I received today when I answered the door bell and received a dozen carnations from a friend who had watched a curling game with Terry and I on Saturday.....it was such a thoughtful thing to do.
Our weather has been absolutely beautiful, yesterday it was 17C which broke all records for that date in November. Today was much cooler but still sunny. I have enjoyed these unexpected beautiful days as they are calling for snow on Saturday.
My class went well yesterday, I do have a concern over one patient but then that is me. I don't know how one can try and help someone yet detach from the illness. I have not been able to do this yet but Danielle says I will get use to these things and eventually be able too.......but I find myself getting very involved and the emotions are just a part of who I am. I am able to deal with the chronic illness patients really well but we have one who is terminal and I find myself wanting to do more for this patient than I am able too. Sometimes we just can't make things turn out the way we want to.....I have learned to appreciate each day and find comfort in my prayers. I only know that Danielle and I will do all we can to help him and his family, we had to read a book "A Good Death" as part of our own development but unless the patient brings this up to me I am not going to bring the subject up, at least not now. My burdens seem so light compared to others.
I hope you all are doing well and that your weather has been as lovely as we are having here in Canada......it is strange for November but very welcomed.
Good Night and God bless.......:-) Hugs