"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." Psalm 16:8


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Well readers, here it is- the one you have all been waiting for (drum roll please!)

Graduation Day! 
I thought I'd go ahead and post some pictures before our post-grad lives get to crazy!  I was hoping Kel and I could write this post together but between last minute wedding preparations, good ole Hurst and other life shenanigans, we just simply haven't had the time.  

We still can't believe this long-awaited day has come and gone!  
Enjoy! :) 

Pre-graduation Pictures!




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Ceremony! 

Look, ma I graduated!

Stack of empty diploma covers!
Kel's so excited!
We did it!! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

So I know we are a little behind on updating you on our fun graduate festivities and post-nursing school lives, but please bear with us.  I mean we have all the time in the world now, right?? :)

As for now, I wanted to post a little snip-it of our pinning ceremony.  
There will be more to come later, don't worry your little hearts.  

At the pinning ceremony, I had the privilege of saying the "reflection" or as I like to say, the prayer.  I wanted to post the prayer so that in my future nursing days, I can look back and remember why God has called me to this profession.  

"Heavenly Father, ...As we recognize and celebrate our achievements tonight may we remember that it is only because of You that we made it this far, for this Lord we are thankful.  Lord, You have given us the skills and knowledge we need to let Your works be carried our through us as we embark on the next chapter of our lives.  May we use them for Your honor and Your glory.  Lord, be with us as we each go our separate ways, fulfilling the roles in which You have called us to serve.  With Your help, may we have the strength to love and comfort those who come to us for help.  Let us honor and care for each patient as though they were made in Your image.  Father, with Your guidance may we be a reflection of Your mercy when caring for the lonely, poor, suffering, and dying.  Thank You for calling us to this most respected profession and giving us the privilege to serve You by caring for Your children.  Your light is adequate for this new path that each of us is about to journey on.  May we continue to seek You, entrusting the care of patients into Your hands.  To our patients, let us be an extension of Your healing power working in us and through us.  Lord, by Your grace may we live according to this profession."  




Have a great night fellow blog readers
-lots of love, Aimee-

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DONE! DONE! DONE!

Hello Friends! :)

Well we are 3 days away from graduating college as Registered Nurses!! We finished our last final on Monday - and were in a state of shock once our grades were finally posted! 

We went out to lunch at the Pita Pit in Hammond to celebrate - which was delish!

We have been enjoying our time completely free of anything school related! Let's take today for example: we are currently sitting, relaxing in Barnes & Noble decorating our grad caps! We have had several stares due to the level of craftiness going on at our table! Picture glue, scissors, glitter paper, paper cutter, feathers, etc. You get the idea.

A little recap on some recent events:

- This past Thursday we both had the honor of being inducted in Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. "Bulldog, bulldog, terrier! terrier!" <--- we partook in celebratory singing - to keep it simple.

- Our clinical instructor Mrs. Compton invited us as her guests to the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association banquet to honor the Top Nurses in the parish. It was so neat to attend our first professional organization event. There was over 900 years of nursing experience present! WOW!

- Tomorrow night is our nursing pinning ceremony! We are really looking forward to it - be looking for in our white scrubs and nursing hats! (just kidding about the hats...)

We will be sure to post pictures - so check back soon! :) 
Have a wonderful day blog-readers!

Love your coffee-drinkin', carefree bloggers,
Kelly & Aimee

P.S - Happy Nurses Week! :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

I believe

God knew I needed encouragement today.  So He sent this to me by means of one of His faithful servants: 

"I love you Lord.  You are my strength (Ps. 18:1).  The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps. 27:1).  The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear (Hebrew 13:6).  I am who God says I am; I have what God says I have; I can do what God says I can do.  I believe, and all things are possible for me because I believe (paraphrase Mark 9:23).  I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears (Ps. 34:4).  You foul spirit of fear; I resist you in the name of Jesus.  I refuse to doubt.  I fear not.  I only believe.  I made that choice; now get out!  I believe God!  The victory is MINE!  I am fighting the good fight of faith.  I've got a good confession, and I'm going to enjoy this fight, because God is with me.  I have the victory through Jesus Christ, my Lord.  In Him, I am redeemed.  In Him, I am strong.  In Him I am blessed.  In Him, I am forgiven.  In Him I am always triumphant.  I live by faith.  I walk by faith.  I believe that God is talking to me right now, so I am going to rejoice.  Victory is mine! Healing is mine! Prosperity is mine! I receive it by faith!  IT IS DONE!!! I rejoice with joy unspeakable, and I am full of the glory of God (paraphrase 1 Peter 1:8-9).  I have the faith of God in me (paraphrase Mark 11:22).  The spirit of the Lord is upon me.  I am anointed.  This is it!  Now is the time!  This is the day of my miracle!  The anointing of the Holy Spirit is here and in me.  Jesus is walking with me on the Glory Road.  All things are possible with God.  I have the spirit of faith.  I believe and I speak.  I have a measure of the God-kind of faith and that measure is growing.  I have an overcoming faith, mountain-moving faith.  It doesn't matter how I feel because I believe!  I am not moved by feelings or impressions- I am moved by the word of God!  I am not moved by what I see or feel.  I am moved by what I believe and I believe God!  I believe, and because I believe, I will see the glory of God.  Lord, here I am- teach me something!" -From "The Spirit of Faith" by Mark Hankins


Happy studying! 
Love, Aimee

Friday, April 27, 2012

goodbye SLUSN!

Well blog readers, today was the last day we will sign SLUSN behind our names!  We are still in a bit of shock that the next time we will be taking care of patients in the hospital we'll be RNs!! When did we get here, seriously?? 

We can't believe how far we have come since first semester of clinical!  

Love your sayonara-SLUSN's 
:]

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last Lecture!!!

Well guys, we are in a bit of a state of shock today as we sit in our very LAST 3 hour undergraduate lecture.  When did we get here??  
To think that nursing school/life as we know it will all be over with 2 weeks from today is absolutely nuts!  We cannot wrap our minds around this.  

  These past few weeks have had their bitter, sweet, and bittersweet moments.  
Last Tuesday we had our very last NCF meeting.  It was a time of celebration and goodbyes.  


Graduating seniors with Mrs. Meyers, what a blessing she has been to us this past year!  


With NCF, we also finished our Dollars for Diapers Drive!! Through this, God provided $526.50 for us to send to God's Littlest Angels in Haiti! We were so so excited about being able to support such an amazing ministry! 

 We finally finished our Capstone senior project yesterday!! And we couldn't be happier that this is over with!  Goodbye Capstone, and good riddance :)  (this was a very sweet moment!)
5th Semester Clinical Group!
We are down to nitty gritty: 2 exams, 1 final, 2 quizzes, 1 discussion board, 2 days of clinical, and 1 last set of clinical paperwork!  It's getting real, people.  
And we have never been more excited! 

We are hoping to find some time to write a few more blog posts in our nursing student career :) 

Oh Happy Day! 
Catch up with you soon faithful blog readers! 

Love your "adios-acuity" bloggers