Changing Lives Exponentially - page 2

I wanted to be a nurse because I was inspired. When I was 15 and very naive, I got pregnant. I was scared but my boyfriend at the time was very nice, as were his parents. Everything was going ok. I... Read More

  1. by   phoenixnim
    Thank you for sharing your story. It truly is inspiring. It is so amazing how much children can mold us and show us the path we are meant to follow. You are a strong woman. Good luck on your journey!
  2. by   Scarlo
    It took strength and courage to do what you did. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
  3. by   Paul'in'FL
    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    That poor baby. I can't imagine the five hours of torment that she had to endure being on this planet.
    I hope this is real compassion and not your judgement of how much pain this baby would have felt if she had been dismembered or given saline burns ealier instead....
  4. by   pasc36
    wow that was really touching my heart me my self was pregnant in 2003 i was 7 month's the bby died inside of me lack of oxygen i have to have this baby but it was a beautiful baby boy i name him samuel gift of god me myself want to be a nurse to make a different in other's people that went trought this.
  5. by   bprlal13
    This should be an example of the reasons why anyone should want to be a "Nurse". To be in the position to comfort, to console, those who are most in need. I would like to be that individual that can be your Mom, or best friend or a friendly stranger in a healthcare enviroment who makes you feel "special". I feel that Nurses, are in that position , to bring joy and peace to individuals who are in so much need of care and nurture. I mean, occassionally that might not be the case,lol.... and I know ... no occupation is perfect, But your a Nurse, because that is what your heart desires. Your story inspires me
  6. by   brandy1017
    I think its so sad when people are encouraged to have an abortion because of the unborn's child disease, defect or terminal illness. How much better to welcome the child for as long as God wills it rather than the other "choice". God bless you and you have a little angel in heaven watching over you!
  7. by   Melodies of Legend
    That poster ( dirtyhippiegirl) could have been passing judgement, but if you re-read it, there is nothing definite about judging the OP. They only mention the pain the baby had-which is undeniable and pitiable (unless you're a monster and you wouldn't be on AN if you were).

    I could be wrong, but I try not to be so quick to misconstrue people's meanings.
  8. by   merrywhiterose
    The only nursing shortage we have is from employers not hiring enough nurses. There are plenty of nurses looking for jobs right now.
  9. by   merrywhiterose
    It's less painful for the baby to be aborted early in the pregnancy, than to suffer through birth, than a painful death.
  10. by   crystalhodge
    Merrywhiterose, not only was that cruel and heartless, there is no proof of that.... None. I hope that you are never my nurse .... Or anyone else's for that matter.
  11. by   billyboblewis
    I am sorry my career will be over before the nursing shortage arrives as it would have been nice to enjoy the benefits of it.
  12. by   opdahlamber
    You are (mostly) wonderful people that I am glad to call colleagues. I'm glad that my Aisling can be remembered this way and be an inspiration to others. You bring tears to my eyes with your encouraging comments and feedback. Thank you. Specifically to "Merrywhiterose" If you were my student ever, I would fail you for conduct unbecoming to nurses everywhere. You are the type of person who gives us the bad rep of "eating our young". Hope you someday learn to be less bitter and cynical and I'm sorry that you had to go through the things that made you this way. Hope you learn to own them and learn from them.
  13. by   twopurpleskittles
    I'm so sorry about your precious angel baby. I cannot imagine what that was like for you. I cried reading this and I love that you found inspiration in the midst of tragedy. Perhaps that was your Aisling's purpose. All the best to you and your endeavor. Teach on! (((HUGS)))