First, let me say I am so sorry for your recent loss, grogers511. I have found the following two poems in a book of poetry I have that may be useful to you:
FROM THE 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 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 knowlege 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."
TO BE A NURSE
To be a nurse is to walk with God
Along the path that The Master Trod;
To soothe the achings of human pain,
To faithfully serve for little gain.
To lovingly do the kindly deed,
A cup of water to one in need.
A tender hand on a fevered brow,
A word of cheer to the living now;
To teach the soul through it's body's woe,
Ah! this is the way The Lord would go.
O white-capped girls in dresses of blue,
The Great Physician is working through you!
[Author: A. H. LAWRENCE]
"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." -- Hada Bejar
:kiss and (((Warm Hugs))) to you and your family at this time of grief for you all.