Somebody asked, “You’re a nurse?! That’s cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?”
The nurse replied, “HOW MUCH DO I MAKE?”
I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you’re scared.
I can make your child breathe when they stop.
I can help you father survive a heart attack.
I can make myself get up at 5AM to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live.
I work all day to save the lives of strangers.
I make my family wait for dinner until I know your family member is taken care of.
I make myself skip lunch so that I can make sure everything I did for your wife today is charted.
I make myself work weekends and holidays because people don’t just get sick Monday thru Friday.
Today, I might save your life. How much do I make? All I know is, I make a difference.