Friday, November 21, 2008

Hats Off by Angie Ledbetter

There really is no way to show proper appreciation for the personnel who fill the rolls of medical service provider companies. Most of these angels I've had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with on a regular basis are kindness itself. Yes, you meet a few grumps and sourpusses who shouldn't be in the profession, but on the whole, they are people who are doing a very hard (and lots of times thankless), depressing, and not-so-great-paying job with an angelic smile on their faces.

The home health nurses who've become more like extended family, the speech therapists, the aides who come to help with bathing and such, the physical therapists and others, I wish you knew how much your tender loving care and spunky attitudes have lessened the burden of one family. You approach your work and clients with passion and tenderness; going about your daily route like modern day Florence Nightingales. Your job is not a means to a paycheck; it is a vocation.

You, wonderful health service providers, make up for the snooty, cold, rushed, gruff, God complex-filled others who have negative bedside manners. And you are appreciated. I am grateful for your gifts every day. Even though you no longer wear the cap of healing pictured above, it is there like a halo above your head anyway.


Anonymous said...

With Dad heading home this morning from his latest visit to the hospital, the medical pro's are some of the best people in the world. Sure there are those who do it for the cash, but majority do it from the heart.
Great post.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I so agree, Oren. And thank God for them. (Glad Dad's coming home!)

Barbara Quinn said...

I'm eternally grateful for the medical personnel of all types who care and help out in times of need.
Glad to hear you have encountered some angels along the way.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Barb. Hope you had/have a few too.

Patresa Hartman said...

oh that bedside manner is so so so important. health probs are difficult enough without having to deal with a personality prob. so glad you've had such good experiences, angie! i know it must help.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Patresa. It's amazing to see a person 100% into their job and loving it. I guess not many are that lucky to have such a great fit.

Kathryn Magendie said...

A-men and A-women!

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