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Mama and Jamie

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My brother has been the primary caregiver for Mama over the past 2 decades.  He worked at the local radio station in sales, and lived next door to her.  He spent many of his free hours keeping Mama company.  

When she became less able to take care of herself, he retired.  Taking care of her food and meds, mowing the lawn and general upkeep at their combined large lawns was a full time job.  

In her late 90’s she required the care of a nursing home.  He went to see her every day, many times when he wasn’t able because his health was getting bad.  Everyone working at the home got to know Jamie for his daily visits to Mama.  Mama’s roommates always fell in love with him because he was so kind to them and gave them some much needed attention.  They looked forward to his visits the same as Mama. Many patients never see a visitor.

Due to his cancer recovery, he is now in rehab at the same nursing facility.  We are prayerful that he will survive this terrible cancer, and that he will be able some day to return to his home.  For now, we are grateful that he has a good place to be cared for, where people know him as he was, not just the way he is today.

This picture was taken a year or so ago.  Jamie was always great to send pictures to his sisters. 

 

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Please pray for Mama and Jamie.  In two months she will be 101. I know it will be very hard for her to see him so ill.       The mother of six daughters and 1 son, you can imagine how special he is to her. God bless them both.

“Just Being Jana”

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Jana20-150x150I was in Starbucks and the girl said “I will have that for you right away, Jana.” I commended her on remembering my name, tipped her big, and then realized as I walked off she had read my nametag. I never went back….

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Jana Caldwell can be found on FB; Sales Associate with Carter City and County Realty;  and janascaldwell@yahoo.com

A Serious Pledge From Nurses – We Owe Them So Much!

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I remember seeing my sister Linda take this pledge at her graduation as and RN from Nurses Training in Memphis.  I am sure she lived up to it in every way.   We are proud to have a nurse in our family.

Florence Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

This modified “Hippocratic Oath” was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.  Source: The American Nurses Association

Precious Eden

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Eden ThwingLittle Eden Thwing,  March ’13 

Isn’t she pretty
Truly the angel’s best
Boy, I’m so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can’t believe what God has done
Through us he’s given life to one
But isn’t she lovely made from love

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song by S. Wonder “Isn’t She Lovely”
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