Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Am The School Nurse

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I am the school nurse.
I wonder why some kids aren’t healthy enough to attend school.
I hear their whispers behind her back as she walks in the cafeteria.
I see hope, wonder, and light inside the eyes of the students I help.
I want everyone to be healthy & happy- is that too much to ask?

I am the school nurse.
I pretend all kids look forward to school and are ready to listen & learn.
I feel 14 eyes staring at me while they wait patiently for their turn.
I am touched by the gentle tears and kindness of a mom who offers help

to  students she doesn’t know (yet)

 whose offers of help give in ways that she and I probably don’t fully understand (yet). 

I worry about students who don’t have enough
food at home to make them feel full.
I cry inside when students tell me they think no one cares about them.

I am the school nurse.
I understand that things aren’t always as they seem.
I say take responsibility for all of your actions.
I dream about Magaly, Sam, Bryan, Brandon, Kirbie
my grandparents, and my dad in heaven.
I try to remember that there isn’t always a tomorrow- so be kind and nice today.
I hope that I help (really help) at least one student every day.
I am the school nurse.

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