Even the healthcare providers are blessed!

Nurses aren't supposed to tell stories about their patients - let alone disclose names....


I recently heard this story and it was just too wonderful not to share.

Recently two friends who are both nurses were talking shop.  They were being very good about not talking about individual patients or mentioning names.   Each nurse was talking about how hard and stressful her job can be and each was encouraging the other in ways to better handle the difficulties of their particularly busy jobs.

Then one of the nurses said:

“But I do have this one girl, who has lymphoma, and instead of me being a blessing to her she is a blessing to me.”   She went on about this girl's spirit, her attitude, her faith and how uplifted she felt after she left.  This nurse mentioned that she has never been affected like that by a patient, and how it was a "God thing" - she said her friend had tears in her eyes.

Not being able to resist the rules never to discuss a patient by name, she asked her "Is her name Lorelei?"

And the other nurse said "How could you know that?"

And yes, it WAS Lorelei!

The number of people God has touched via Lorelei in this cancer journey is simply amazing.

I wish we could understand God's plans on this side of eternity.  Couldn't the world have found out how awesome she was WITHOUT cancer?  I know that’s just a selfish mom-type question.  Lorelei has shown me a better way to think.

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Psalm 91:14-16

New International Version (NIV)

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."