Honoring Teachers, Nurses, and Mothers!

It just occurred to me that this week we are celebrating three of my favorite professions…NuRsEs, TeAcHeRs, and MotHeRs!  Having been a first grade teacher for the 8 years prior to having my children I know how teaching can sometimes seem like a thankless job.  There are MaNy parents who go out of their way to let you know that they appreciate the difference you are making in their child’s life.  BUT…for every parent that thanks you there are 5 that say nothing and 5 that do nothing but complain about what you are NoT doing for their child!  I saved every card and thank you that was ever given to me by a parent or student and now being a parent myself know how important it is to simply say…ThAnK YoU!

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Next up…Nurses!  I have to say up until my late 20′s I had little experience with nurses.  I never broke a bone or needed surgery and had no reason to visit a hospital.  I guess I saved up my need for nurses for the grueling 2+ year struggle with infertility and then my 2 time bought with postpartum depression.  There is No WaY I would have made it through both of these experiences without the support of the nurses who took care of me during these times.  When going through my 3 IVF cycles, it was truly the nurses, not the doctors who knew my story.  I saw the doctors every morning on a rotating basis, but it was my nurses Mary and Pat who were my true cheerleaders.  They cried with me through the disappointments and were on the phone with me when I found out I was expecting my miracle baby.  It takes a SpEcIaL kind of person to be nurse and share in the highs and lows that come with the fragile life we are given.  To all of you…ThAnK YoU for all you do!

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Finally…a huge thank you to all of the MoThErS, AuNts, and GrAnDmAs!  For years I dreamed of having a baby and being a stay-at-home mom.  I am not sure what exactly I thought I was getting into, but I can remember saying a few times in the very beginning, “Where are the cute baby bunnies and little yellow duckies?!!!”  Baby gifts and baby cards always have cute little animals on them with cheerful little expressions…there have been MaNy a day that our house looks like a bull ran through a china shop and I have yet to see those cute animal faces!  That being said, I believe that being a mother is the hardest JoB in the world.  Every single decision you make directly affects those you hold so dear.  I wish all of you a VeRy HaPpY MoThErS DaY!

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~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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4 responses to “Honoring Teachers, Nurses, and Mothers!

  1. Robyn- I just want to thank you for everything that you have done as a teacher. Alyssa will always remember you and the many things that you taught her in first grade, her first year at Rockaway Meadow School. As a parent I loved your teaching style and was so grateful you were her teacher especially in her new school. As someone who also works at the hospital I know Pat very well and she is an amazing nurse and really cares about her patients. You are an amazing mother to Nicholas and Abby. I wish you a very Happy and Healthy Mother’s Day!!!!!!

  2. MaryEllen…you made my day!!! All of my former first graders hold a special place in my heart. I am so proud of all that Alyssa has accomplished! Please share this post with Pat! I would love to hear from her!

  3. Dian

    One more very important group of people is being celebrated on Friday. Child Care providers. We are there when mom and dad can’t be. All of the children I have cared for are “my babies”.

    • And you are one of a kind Dian! You have been such a blessing for so many families and have ALWAYS treated kids like your own, (whether you were their Child Care Provider or not)! You are a blessing from God, for sure!

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