Being a parent and a spouse is often a thankless job. You get up each day and work your butt off, and lots of times you don’t get the respect you deserve. The same could be said of the nursing profession — it’s tough work!
Bobby Wesson from Gardendale, Alabama, knows this is true and has seen it up close. His wife, Rayena, is both a new mom and a busy trauma nurse. And she doesn’t get nearly enough credit for it.
That is, until Bobby spotted her napping with their son and posted this letter on Facebook.
“This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work,” his letter began.
“The tools and items she needs to perform her job will be gathered and checked meticulously – her hair and makeup will be done quickly. She will complain that she looks awful. I will disagree, emphatically, and get her a cup of coffee.”
“She will kiss the baby, she will kiss me and she will leave to go take care of people that are having the worst day of their entire lives. Car wrecks, gunshot wounds, explosions, burns and breaks – professionals, poor, pastors, addicts and prostitutes – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and families – it doesn’t matter who you are or what happened to you.”
“She will come home 14 hours later and remove shoes that have walked through blood, bile, tears and fire from aching feet and leave them outside. Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can’t wait to talk about it. Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry – but regardless of those sometimes she will be on time for her next shift. “
“My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.”
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