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Very moving testimonies, ladies.

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8/1/17 5:58 A

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At age 10 my brother had horrid headaches. They were initially diagnosed as migraines, but then it got to the point where the Dr. felt it was possibly a brain tumor. I think it was at age 13 that he had surgery to see if there were a tumor. You have to remember, there were no CT or MRI's back then.

Well, he didn't have a tumor, but the headaches continued. When he was 19 it was so bad for him that he tried to overmedicate himself on his medications. I found him. He did make it through, but spent several days in ICU.

I saw how compassionately he was treated and that was when my determination to become a nurse was cemented. And I don't regret that for one second.



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8/1/17 5:06 A

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I remember very clearly - it was the first time it ever happened in my very young life and it stuck me so hard that it changed me that very day and never did wear off.

I was 10 years and 4 months old and my folks owned a very old theater that's furnace ran on coal. Each cool day my mom would head out to the back and unlock the door so she could scoop out the old, hot coals and scoop in the fresh load of coal. You have to understand that my parents were very often mistaken for my grandparents by anyone that didn't know us because they were so very much older than other parents with kids my age. Well on that day, I watched my mom, bent over with the coal bucket (first the hot one and then the one with the fresh load of coal.) I mean I truly SAW her. It broke my heart that she was having to do all that hard work. The next day came and before Mom could get out there, I transferred the hot coals out of the furnace and loaded the new coals into the feeder. She checked my work of course and complimented me. Then asked me what on earth possessed me to do that. I told her the truth. I said I couldn't stand to see her hauling those heavy buckets day and and day out. I announced that that would be my job from now on. She cried quite a bit but never said a word of argument about my announcement. I also started helping to mop the floor of the the theater and did more than my share of the picking up of the trash.

I had always taken care of my mom emotionally and made most of her decisions for her, but until that day, I did not see her as the physically fragile person she was. That day the Lord opened my eyes and I did my best from then on to remove any extra physical labor that I could from her.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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8/1/17 4:49 A

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When have you been overwhelmed with compassion or overcome with pity? How were you transformed by the experience?



"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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