MY DAY: Nursing

I’ve always admired nurses and those who take care of loved ones on the home front.  A hometown family friend, Gloria, has been nursing her husband and this week, as I’ve adjusted to including nursing Flanagan throughout my day, I’ve kept Gloria’s spirit as a model.

I am a mental and motivational nurturer, not a “take care of the physical” nurturer.  I admire those who can be a home-nurse but I know I was never lulled to that arena for a reason.

Flanagan’s accident, a week ago today, uprooted my daily schedule, robbed me of writing time, kept me preoccupied, and interfered with my favorite holiday, Kettering’s Holiday At Home Festival over Labor Day weekend.  I did go to the parade, but it held little favor for me as my mind was elsewhere.

This morning I decided that I needed to readjust my thinking, my attitude, and simply include Flanagan’s care into my daily schedule instead of considering it an interruption to my day.  I scheduled in time for myself.  I took a brisk, brief walk after teaching and instead of focusing on Flanagan, I breathed in the sunset, watched ten minutes of a Fairmont girls’ field hockey game (I’d never seen one), and regained my emotional footing.

Already, I feel stronger and less drained.  It’s all about the attitude.


About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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1 Response to MY DAY: Nursing

  1. coleen1029 says:

    I’m sorry for what you have been experiencing. How wonderful that you recognize what you need to do to take care of yourself in order to be there for others. Some people never get that clarity. Continuing prayers for all of you.

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