Thursday, December 23, 2010

Change is Inevitable...

Quote for the day:
 Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
~Barbara Bush

Today...two days before Christmas...we bid a fond adieu to a nurse at work.  

She has sold her house (finally...after 1.5 years on the market) and is moving back to Cleveland, OH, where she moved from 13 years ago.  We are all very happy for her, but sad to see her leave.  

Sue...or "Shoe" we began to call her many years ago...was "one of a kind".  You just never knew what she was going to do or say next.  And she kept us in "stitches" with most of it.  LOL  

Though she worked at the hospital for about a year longer than myself, we both started in the Recovery Room within a few weeks of each other.  That means I've worked with her for the last 12 years...the entire length of my nursing career in West Virginia thus far.   She's a very knowledgeable nurse and had a knack for diffusing difficult situations.

Since today was her last day, we held a party for her at work.  Many of us that were off of work today showed up to say good-bye and wish her well on this next part of her life-journey.  She  wondered why people kept showing up at the hospital on their day off until she realized we were there to give her a party!

There was the cake and gifts..

There were the friends and co-workers...

 There were tears and laughter...sometimes at the same time!  :)

 And there was even some "boogying" going down to music from an iPhone!   

We are all very happy for Sue that she gets to be by her family and grandson.  But, will be missed by your co-workers!  Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your family!  :)


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