In my mind's eye Easter should be the epitome of Spring. The sun should be shining, maybe a couple of flowers blooming here and there. This is what we woke up to:
Utah's weather patterns are about as unpredictable as it gets :)
There are about two weeks left of school for me and all I want to do is organize our fairly spotless apartment and start working on massive amounts of craft projects...I must be in the nesting phase of life. Alas, school and the NCLEX (still don't want to talk about it yet) are in my way.
Robb is learning to speak Mandarin Chinese through a set of CD's from Provo library. He served a two year mission for our Church in the Philippines and he learned to speak several languages there and after dabbling in Spanish for a bit, he felt like tackling Mandarin (and we're listening to War and Peace at the moment...I'm going to get smarter just by being in his general vicinity).
I started work again this week after a three week break. It's wonderful to be back. I missed my patients so much and surprisingly they missed me too. While going through morning report with the night shift, I noticed a name missing from the sheet. A couple days earlier one of our residents passed away. She was a sweet, frail woman who addressed everyone as "honey" or "darling" and she had been in considerable pain despite our attempts to make her comfortable. While working in the healthcare setting I've learned to regard death differently. I've seen it remove the lines of pain off weary faces and felt their peace as they've moved from one world to the next. It can be a beautiful thing. I am so grateful for our Savior whose sacrifice and resurrection removed the fear from death. She's beyond the pain now and as much as I will miss her, I know where she's gone and she will be happier there by far.