What a busy week it has been!! It was our first week back in clinicals and we went into it full force. It's been -by far- my favorite first week of clinicals yet! I love Peds so much!! In the past two days of clinical, I have had so much experience already and gained a vast amount of new nursing knowledge :] -I even started an IV on an infant! Through my experiences this week I was both physically and emotionally drained. I was also reminded of several things because of these life experiences. The first being that as a Peds nurse, every shift is an opportunity to give a precious child unconditional love; to know that at least during my shift, they are well loved and cared for. I was reminded of the unconditional love that God shows us, and that because of that love we are able to love others unconditionally- no matter what. Lastly, I was reminded that although we may not have family who necessarily look out for our best interests, we have an Abba Father. Who meets our every need. Who is standing there with open, loving arms to hold us and keep us safe when no one else is there. ... and this is where I find my comfort tonight.
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33