Dave here, and today (5/6) is National Nurses Day! In fact, National Nurses WEEK begins each year on May 6th and continues until May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. And today, we thought we'd like to pause and thank all the nurses down through the years who've taken such wonderful care of our kids, our parents, our spouses and friends. And just think of the difference these amazing people have made in our lives when we've been for a procedure, an operation of some kind or, especially, when we've had that unexpected scary trip to the ER.
They are always there to not only provide their medical expertise but also to hold our hands, lend an ear and reassure us at our most vulnerable moments that everything is going to be okay.
In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland, an employee of the United States Department of Health, sent a letter to President Eisenhower proposing a National Nurses Day. After being kicked around for 20 years, President Nixon made it official.
My son's fiancé, Annie, just sent out a Facebook post saying how thrilled she is to be involved in nursing and added a touching photo of a nurse by a bedside with a caption from Mahatma Ghandi which reads, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."