Friday, March 26, 2010

When it rains, it pours...

And it sure is pouring...

This has been a hard month. Like, a really difficult month.

In the past month, I have received 9 patient death notices. Nine. That's way too many. Too many children that had to suffer. Too many parents that had to bury their child. Way too many...

I have already shared here that one of those nine was particularly special to me, and particularly difficult for me to say Goodbye to.

And then this week came, and brought with it another particularly difficult death. Only, this time, it is not a patient. This time, it is one of my fellow nurses. Matt - a 25-year-old nurse on my unit - died completely unexpectedly this week. And so my heart is sad. Again.

Again, I am telling the Lord that I don't understand, but I trust Him.

Again, I am asking the Lord to bind up the brokenhearted around me.

Again, I am longing for the day when mourning and suffering will be no more.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted... Psalm 34:18


Pam said...

LOVE you!!! and ps...i appreciated your carb story!

Julie Tiemann said...

I'm so sorry, Amy. I can't imagine how difficult your job must be. I'm so grateful those families have someone like you to minister to them during such a horrible time.

I think you deserve some mint chocolate ice cream. I hear it's low carb.