Thursday, April 14, 2005

Crazy Days...

Wow....Today was one of those days that I wanted to scream STOP!!! Don't say another word. My brain is on overload and everyone and everything needs to chill (just for a second). Anyways, I'm glad I'm home and its a few hours until I go to work. I work at Washington Regional Hospital on the Oncology floor, and I love it. It really has blessed me tremendously. Everyone has days when they really don't want to go to work, but for the most part I love my job. Working with cancer patients is alot different then other patients. You are able to become part of their life. One of my patients, Debbie, is a devoted Christian whom I've become very close too. She's has leukemia. She and her husband both teach at a Christian school and they have three children ages 10-2. I was working the day Debbie was told she had leukemia. I remember how strong she was. Her faith was/is incredible. Last time she was in I sat on her bed and we talked about what God was doing in our lives, and of course making sure she's up to date on John Mark and I and our blossoming relationship. Although she is a little behind in that she hasn't heard about my engagement (Yeah!). She's a real inspiration to me. I have never seen faith like hers. I hope that if I was in her situation the example I would set would bless others like she has blessed me. Anyways, everything else is going great. John Mark constantly wants to sit down and talk about wedding plans, and I'm still soaking in the fact I'm engaged. How exciting. Every day it becomes a little more of a reality to me. I'm so excited that I will be spending the rest of my life with him. Well I think I'm going to take a little nap before work.

4 comments:

Valerie Dykstra said...

You are a real inspiration to others too.

Brittany Rose said...

I love you my bosom friend! I hope you have a wonderful Friday! I will have to agree with your mom because you are definitly an inspiration to me. I am glad that God is working in your life and allowing you to be a part of your patients' lives. Be blessed my dear friend. I love you!

Jennifer Brewer said...

hey steph,
i wanted to tell you about today... i was at the airport talking to grandma and aunt b and i mentioned your blog. grandma chimes right in and said that had seen parts of it and she wanted to know how to how to get there as did aunt b. it was so cute! you know how intimidated grandma is by computers! i love her so much! anyway, it was funny and she (g-ma) was having a little bit of a hard time believing that people put personal info about themselves online. anyway, now aunt b has all of our blogs.
we also talked about the wedding and mrs. sue and decorating and everything! it's going to be fun!

love you-
jennifer

Jennifer Brewer said...

ps- i think that being married while you are in school can actually help. for us it helped us focus more on it and we've both done better, esp. dan. the hard part was going to school when we were courting! it's hard to focus on school when you want to be with your love!!!