Celebrating Nursing Week with a Personal Story

Forever grateful to the NICU nurses who cared for our babe

May 9-15 is Nursing Week here in Canada, and this year’s theme—”Nurses: With you every step of the way”—is a great reminder of the vital role that nurses play in our healthcare system. The nurses who took such amazing care of our family when my son was born in 2013 will always have a very special place in my heart. You can read about our experience over on Canadian Family, where I’ve shared some words of wisdom from one very special nurse that have stuck with me since the day my son was born. Here’s a preview:

There are no pictures of my son on the day that he was born.

There are some photos from that day, sure—of me, hooked up to fetal monitors, giving a thumbs up; of my smiling husband, sitting in a hospital chair, waiting for my contractions to (finally) begin—but none of the little boy who changed my life forever.

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