I am a new nurse graduate and like many others without a nursing job, up to a week ago. I continued on working with the non-medical in home care company that I worked with all through nursing school
. I think my biggest fear transitioning into floor nursing is losing my compassion and love for my patients that I have been able to give as a student and in home health. I give my patients all of me! I want to share my latest blessing.
I just need to share this.....A great testimony to God's timing. I was getting so frustrated in not being able to find a nursing job since my graduation in May. I mean, most of my classmates had jobs, many even before graduating. I have been reminded in the past few weeks, even prior to being hired at Duke University Hospital, that everything is in God's timing; Not ours.
Back in the middle of July, I began taking care of a client under hospice care. I became very close to my client and his spouse. I was with them, some weeks, every single day; when I wasn't with them, they were in my thoughts and prayers. As my client began to deteriorate, I grew closer to the spouse, creating a friendship and someone for her to lean on in this most difficult time.
I truly believe that God places us in other people's paths for a reason. My client passed away this past weekend; I was on my way to the house when he passed. I arrived just moments after he took his final breath. I believe God sent me to that particular couple in the previous weeks, not only to use me in caring for and comforting this wonderful couple, but to show me a glimpse of the path He has chosen. They became a blessing to me as much as she says I was a blessing to them.
Just two days prior to his passing, I was offered a nursing position in Oncology at Duke University Hospital . I don't know what plans God has for me, but I do know....had I been employed elsewhere, I wouldn't have been available to this couple and been able to give everything they needed at that very moment in time. I firmly believe God will eventually lead me to Hospice Nursing....which I think is absolutely perfect!
Thank You God for YOUR timing and for my unanswered prayers!!