Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Bracelets

I gave the nurses their bracelets yesterday and they were touched and proud of them. I meant to take pictures of the bookmarks I made to go along with them but I didn't. I bought foam bookmarks in the craft department and typed up my note on one side and what the colors meant on the other sides. They turned out really good. It felt good to give them something back for all the kindness they've shown me, the laughs we've had and even the tears. And I've watched them show each and every patient the same kindness. They are well loved in that little Oncology department. Anyway, wanted to share with you what I wrote. When I was trying to put my thoughts together my brain was a little off and my son Matthew sort of put it all together here for me, thank you Matthew. It said all I wanted it to. So here's what it said

"For all you do, the love you give, and the care you provide. With this gift I want to let you know how much you mean to me and all the people to whom you are a champion. In our fight for life you are strong, caring, and constant and there can be no question how much you truly care for us.
The colors of this bracelet represent awareness for the
different types of cancers that you face everyday.
The charm & teal beads represents my personal fight with Uterine Cancer, which I could not imagine facing without you. I hope that you wear this bracelet as a badge of courage for all to see. When you look at it, I hope you think about the love and the appreciation that so many feel for you. You are truly my hero, and my family and I could not have gotten through this part of the battle without you.
For everyone you have held, laughed with, cried with, loved, and lost I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Love,

Robbin"




They were surprised and yep, we had tears. They both put them on right away and they looked so pretty. Those crystals make up so pretty and when the light catches them they are just beautiful. I hope they will enjoy them and know that I meant every word their bookmarks say.

You know, I think nurses are like teachers. They have to have a special calling and I was lucky enough to have two that I have no doubt found their calling in life.

6 comments:

Rapunzel said...

Oh, Robbin, these are lovely!! What a blessing you have surely been to those lovely nurse-angels.

xoxoxo

Memaw's memories said...

Just as your nurses have left their footprint on your heart, you have left yours on their hearts.

I know they will wear their bracelets with much pride.

Sage said...

They are beautiful and I'm sure your nurses will wear them in honor of you and your brave fight.

And now, on with life! Washiington, here she comes!

Marge

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks guys, and yes Marge, Washington is getting closer for sure. Even my mother is starting to accept it, sort of, lol.
Shirley they were both wearing their bracelets when I went in this morning for my shot.
Thank you Rapunzel, they have been so good to me, I just needed to show them in some way.

Vicki said...

Like I said before, you have a touch to say things in such a beautiful way. I love the bracelets. Continue to be strong!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thank you Vicki, and you take that advice too. I will email you later. I love you.