Life Is Just So Daily

Thursday, September 04, 2008

From Monday Night

Medical Examiner Transporter: "You can tell that you are a mom."
Me: "What do you mean?"
Medical Examiner Transporter: "Because even though that baby is dead, you are still standing there rocking & patting her bottom like she isn't."

So, when people ask me "what do you do?" it's really kind of hard to answer.
Some days I feel like I haven't made much of a difference.
...and then some days I feel like I made someone's disaster just a little bit easier.

18 Comments:

At 6:26 AM , Blogger Zephra said...

Oh God Lainey. You made me cry.

 
At 6:34 AM , Blogger Lindsay, Tony, and Madison said...

I was already an emotional wreck today...this didn't help.

 
At 7:09 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

oh MAN. Good thing I didn't have my makeup on yet... I'm bawling! Seriously. :(

 
At 7:58 AM , Blogger Steph said...

Oh my goodness. I seriously couldn't even imagine. You are amazing to do what you do.

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh, Lainey. You are beautiful.

 
At 11:18 AM , Blogger Christy said...

You brought tears to my eyes.

 
At 12:11 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Bless you. Your compassion and caring certainly do make a difference.

 
At 12:49 PM , Blogger kim-d said...

Oh my gosh, Lainey. This post took my breath away. Although I don't know exactly what you do, I can say that I think you most definitely make a difference. I mean, not only are you a Mom...you are an EXCELLENT Mom. I can't even imagine how heart-wrenching that was for you...

 
At 12:49 PM , Blogger Judy said...

Wow.

 
At 5:49 PM , Blogger Jenster said...

Oh my. You're one of those incredibly special people, aren't you? Thank God for people like you.

 
At 7:19 PM , Blogger Elaine said...

wow...you are truly special for doing a job like that.

 
At 9:45 PM , Blogger She said...

Yes. You are a very special woman, indeed.

This post made me gasp.

I can't imagine how hard it is to work in the ER.

 
At 2:53 AM , Blogger Laura said...

You are an amazing mom, professional and person...how wonderful for that baby to have you and to have been comforted by you.

When my 2 children were in the hospital - especially DJ in NICU, my heart went out to the staff. they are all such special people - like you.

 
At 6:54 AM , Blogger Reason to Rejoice! said...

Hmm....speechless. Well, maybe not totally, you know me! There are some days when you wanna give it all up and go home and never go back. Other days you feel like something you do does matter. I completely agree. God chose you to be there at that particular moment for a reason. I think you're pretty awesome.

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger mpotter said...

oh my god!

that's very poignant.

 
At 5:37 PM , Blogger angie said...

wow...that was a powerful one! You always make a difference, even when it doesn't feel like it!

 
At 7:13 PM , Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Ugh. I can't imagine.

 
At 12:01 PM , Blogger Mojavi said...

i have no idea how you do your job and remain sane!

 

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