My graduation day started of with brunch with two of my nursing school besties. We talked about the upcoming day and made plans that we will be meeting up for brunch/cocktails or something at least once a month. I am so sad thinking about not seeing them every week!
When I got home, Ken told me he had a present for me. I was absolutely clueless as to what it might be because I had not asked for anything and I am quite difficult to shop for. He handed me a wrapped box and I almost died. I could not believe that he had wrapped a present for me. It could have been a cat toy at that point. My heart had already melted. I opened the present and my heart melted even more. It was a new stethoscope that was pink. It was a far nicer stethoscope than I would have ever purchased for myself. He had put so much thought into and made sure it was pink. It absolutely made my day. I pulled it out and listened to Ken's heart beat so that his heart would be the very first one I would listen to with my new stethoscope. That husband of mine is so sweet!
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences BSN class of 2016
I did not realize the girl next to me was so tall until I saw this photo, ha, ha!
My friends Amy and Amanda
Beth and I with our signature pose. Beth and I were clinical partners for complex care in the ICU. We had so much fun together and we found that she would always stand just behind my shoulder when I would chart, but I would have no idea she was back there. She was the best clinical partner I could have ever asked for and not only because she took care of the eye drops for me since I have an eye thing. She is going to be working in the ICU as well in the float pool, so I know at some point we will be able to work a few shifts together. We found that we both get the giggles around 4:00 am on night shift, no matter how much coffee we drink.
These three ladies make my heart so happy. I know nursing school would not have been the same without them. I am so proud to say that all of us will be critical care nurses and received our first choice of units. I will be in the ICU, Brittnee will be in the ER, Madison will be in the NICU, and Amanda will be in the ER. I love these girls to pieces.
Grateful is the only word that really comes to mind when I look at this picture. I think all girls should be as blessed as I am in the husband department. He is my biggest cheerleader in everything that I do.
After graduation we went to Spin Pizza with Ken's parents and Mike and Katie. It was the end to a perfect day!