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I am amazed at the power of prayer. Yesterday, I had a HH recertification visit for a beautiful lady with extreme mental health challenges. I performed my 'skilled intervention' and then sat beside the patient to decide whether she wanted to be discharged or recertified. She anticipated hospitalization in another town for mental health intervention.

We talked about her course of care and she told me her story. Her runaway daughter, a motherless grandchild, and her own unending torment from mental illness. So much pain!

What is a nurse to do? What indeed IS a nurse to do? Hmmm. . . after asking permission, we joined hands and said the Lord's Prayer. Her husband sobbed gently between words: "It sure says a lot more than I remembered it saying." As I left the home, he thanked me again for coming to see them that day. I asked him not to report me for the prayer.

Today, the patient called my DON to request that I come back as her nurse. Then she told him that her daughter had returned and was going to the bed in the psych hospital that had been reserved for my patient. After being missing for 3 months, the daughter called her mother sometime after our visit yesterday. Chance? Probably. But I believe something else happened.

The joy of faith is to know that the sun is always shining, even if I can only see the dark clouds. My faith is that the Supreme Being or Higher Consciousness doesn't want us to cry and grieve. My faith is that as a nurse, help will come from unexpected places, when it is most needed.

Thanks to all readers for reading. As I have matured in nursing, I can do the procedures and write the policies. But I am humbled daily by the beauty of the human spirit. And the mystery of our world. :paw:

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Nice post. Isn't it amazing how you can be in the right place at the right time and be able to say the right thing. Coincidence, I think not. There is a reason for us sometimes to be caring for the patients that we do.

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I love you for this message- it speaks to me. GOD LIves and therefore I CAN face tommorrow.Amen

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you are right! prayer is powerful! no doubt, it was the prayer to god that all those things took place. god bless you♥

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What an inspiration for me!! I am praying that I can just step out on faith with my patients as you have done here. Continue to be a blessing to others...:lttang:

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"The joy of faith is to know that the sun is always shining, even if I can only see the dark clouds. My faith is that the Supreme Being or Higher Consciousness doesn’t want us to cry and grieve. My faith is that as a nurse, help will come from unexpected places, when it is most needed." -->>> SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! These are powerful words for nurses. We need to hear these things more often as not everyday is sunny and bright.

There is no doubt in my mind that you are an amazing nurse.

Continue to touch more lives centexRN, as you have touched mine. :)

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