On the 10th of this month we celebrate
the women , who cradled us, fed us and nurtured us,
the ones that dried our tears and kissed our wounds..
the ones that watched us grow,
held their breaths as we tried new things,
and cheered when we succeeded..
the same ones that threw open their arms
when we failed..
the Mothers that silently cried ,
when as babies we stepped on their toes,
and as fledgling teens..
tried our wings
and stepped all over their hearts...
The mothers that filled with pride
when we "made it to" adulthood
and had children of our own.
We celebrate our Mothers who still
pray each night...
for our continued safety and happiness...
and we celebrate the new Mom's
that are just learning all about
feeling the mothers side of love!
To my Mother & all the
other mothers that have graced my life,
I want to send my love
and say Thank You !
May 6th- May 12th
Born: 12 May 1820
Died: 13 August 1910 (natural causes)
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Best known as: British nursing hero of the Crimean War
Florence Nightingale earned the nickname "The Lady With the Lamp"
for her tireless nursing of British soldiers during the Crimean War.
Nightingale was born to wealthy English parents
and proved to be a quick-witted and independent child.
In 1837 she felt she heard a call from God,
though the nature of the calling was unclear.
She became interested in nursing and,
despite opposition from her parents,
trained as a nurse and began work in a London clinic.
When the Crimean War broke out in 1854,
she led a group of three dozen nurses to Constantinople
to serve in British military hospitals there.
(This was controversial:
female nurses had not served in such wartime field hospitals before.)
No shrinking violet,
she cajoled army officials to change terrible conditions in the hospitals,
thus earning the gratitude
of soldiers and a measure of public fame.
When the war ended in 1856 she returned to
London and continued her reform campaign there.
Her outspoken Notes on Matters Affecting the Health,
Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army (1857)
and Notes on Hospitals (1859)
helped create changes in hygiene and overall treatment of patients.
She also founded the groundbreaking Nightingale Training School for nurses,
and in later years published dozens of books and pamphlets on public health.
Nightingale was awarded
the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria in 1883, and in 1907
became the first woman to receive the Order of Merit.
Happy Nurses Week
to all my
This past month I have received several emails
with Wonderful pictures of family..
Let me share.
Randall & Zackery Slaten
at Matthews ball game!
Boo boo wants to join in on the chase!