Contributed by Danielle Welzig
As A Nurse
Your calling is a challenge
Everyday of every year
The lives you touch can sway your heart
Or cause a bitter tear
You nourish those who lose their hope
And temper their despair
Then minister in wonder
When your healing arts take care
You foster patients everyday
Your faith becomes their wealth
Attending those who look to you
To guide them through to health
Your dedication as a Nurse
Shines through the life you lead
So selfless is your chosen path
To nurture those in need
Being a NURSE means.....
You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges.
So much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility
and very little authority.
You will step into other people's lives
and you will make a difference.
Some will bless you.
Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst---
and at their best.
You will never cease to be amazed at people's capacity for love, courage, and endurance.
You will see life begin---and end.
You will experience resounding triumphs
and devastating failures.
You will cry a lot.
You will laugh a lot.
You will know what it is to be human
and to be humane.
Melodie Chenevert - author