The life and times of Stephen, Lacie, Jesstine and Emmitt
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Often times kids tell their parents they want to be like them when they grow up. I was no different. I wanted to be a nurse when I was little because my mom was a nurse. As I grew older I went through the rebellious teenage years (yes, even perfect ME, *natch*) and hit a rough patch with my mom. Things weren't always the greatest growing up. I do remember my mom did her best! I am SO proud of what my mom has become! Way back before I was born, her parents helped her to start her career in nursing by helping her, a single mom, to succeed at achieving an associates degree and became an RN. It wouldn't be until her children were all grown and (most) living on our own that she would be able to achieve a bachelor's degree in nursing. She decided that wasn't enough. She wanted to obtain a masters....yup...you guessed it...in nursing! Starting last fall, just before Emmitt was born in fact, (another story in itself) she started her job as a nurse practitioner at a local medical clinic. This particular clinic caters to the under and uninsured. I am so proud of her! She has beaten such odds to do something she loves doing and that she is quite good at! Today, my Pops (stepfather), sent me an email with this in it. I guess we aren't the only ones who have noticed that my mom is quite the gal! Great work Mom! We are all so very proud of you!