there’s been some bad days for sure something that you feel like you should have done more or you could have done more why didn’t I do this I’ve had a string of very difficult situations over the past few months I have to go take my break and go into our chapel and just cry it out I just kind of had to have that release so I could take care of my other patients my name is Denise I’m a registered nurse my name is Dee my title is a clinical nurse 3 I’m an RN BSN my name is Angela I’m a registered nurse we’re required to work nights and weekends and so we miss out on a lot of different things with our kids and our families I can’t tell you how many Christmases I’ve missed or how many Thanksgivings I’ve missed I live 45 minutes away from my work I have very very good friends that live very close to the hospital that I work at and so I sleep on the couch yeah that’s hard because I wouldn’t get to see my husband you never know what you’re going to get when you walk into work it’s very stressful and it just I do I do take that home sometimes that stress there are days that I’m off that like I just need to take a breather and it’s hard when my husband wants to spend time with me or needs me emotionally they see somebody and it’s hard to think of them being anything other than a sick patient but they are still people and at one point they did have normal lives (phone rings) Ah what the hell hi Daddy hi surprise I want to read you something I wrote alright? you’re my precious daughter nothing makes me prouder to say that my wife works to make the world a better place to be able to balance career school and being a mom is nothing short of amazing especially considering the career you have chosen I love your caring attitude for your patients where others have become cynical or callous you allow yourself to be hurt again time after time that is a definition of a hero caring for some very sick kids while raising ours somehow you found a way to be great at both you are not a hero because you are a nurse, you are a hero that became a nurse you don’t get thanked enough for what you do you still give so much of yourself each shift and care so much for your patients because you can only hope that one faced with a serious illness that they can be cared for by someone like you. Love, Michael And I must have such a wonderful daughter I’m so proud of you sweetheart I’ll always love you. Happy Nurses Week Love you too daddy they want me to read something to you Angela, thank you for sharing your story and for all that you do as a nurse Denise and Peter, we know it can be hard to spend quality time together when you have sort crazy hours we know how emotionally taxing your job can be and how important it is for you to decompress and relax we know you don’t get to see your dad as often as you’d like to so we’d like to treat you both to a relaxing beach side getaway so we’d like to treat you and Michael to a complete weekend getaway so we’re sending you on a trip to Alabama to see him, his dog, his goat, and his baby chickens. oh really thank you for all that you do. well thank you it cannot come at a better time Love, Jaanuu Are you kidding me? who do I hug first?