Message of Gratitude: Facebook Reconnects Patient and Nurse

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In her nearly 20 years as a nurse with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Michelle Amstutz has seen her fair share of heartaches and triumphs, and lots of tears and smiles in between. Now a labor and delivery nurse, Michelle says she tries to make each day at the hospital as meaningful as her first.

“You do make an impact every day. As you go out of that door you’re thinking about, ‘Am I going to make a difference?’ You might not know it today, but you do.”

Her soothing voice and gentle demeanor were well-suited for a video Saint Joseph Mercy Health System produced in May to celebrate Nurses’ Week. She was among more than a dozen nurses and was only on screen for four seconds, but it was long enough for someone to take notice.

Shortly after that video was posted, Michelle received this message in her Facebook…

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TAKING A BRIEF HOLIDAY

Yesterday I left my house to come from Lynn Haven to Chipley to spend a couple of days with my daughter and my son in law.  It was a short ride of about one hour because traffic was slow.  We did a stop for gas and refreshments of course I believe any trip regardless of length one must stop along the way for something to drink.

This is the first time I have been to my daughter’s house since coming back to Florida 6 months ago.  She lives in a nice place and she and my son in law have found a nice neighborhood to live in.  It has some old houses on the block with a few wraparound porches on them.  I love the old porches don’t you?

Tomorrow we will be going to a soccer game and then taking pictures of the little girl who doesn’t know she is to be queen in some form for the league.  That is an honor for her and she will be very excited.

I will be taking pictures of the wraparound porch on my favorite house here in Chipley and we will be on the beach tomorrow for the game so I will have some pictures of the water which I will be posting also.  Until I’m back tomorrow I will be wishes each and everyone of you a wonderful day and weekend.

 

 

LIFE CONTINUES

Hello fellow bloggers, family and friends: Before I start my blog today I want to address to things first if you are not registered to vote please go out and do so.  This election is all about finding the right person for the job.  Who has the best qualities to be President of the United States of America and which of them have what it takes to stay in there and doing what is best for the American people.

Second is that I want to send my prayers and thoughts to all of the friends, family and fellow bloggers of the wonderful, thoughtful Paul Curran he was a very great person and he will be truly missed.

I have always like writing this blog since I started on wordpress because it helps me to keep up with my family, friends and of course other bloggers and let them all know what is happening in my life and to let them know that things are good or bad or whatever the case might be however I have been spending a lot of time on my other side and trying to get things done in my life outside of cyberspace.  (hey it can happen)

Anyway we had the holiday at the beginning of October, it is a month of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the run for the World Series and autumn has started so finally the temperatures are starting to cool off slowly for us.   Here in Florida today so far has been beautiful the low when I got up was 61 degrees out and right now it is almost 11AM and it’s about 72 degree with a very nice light breezes.  We have all the windows open.  It is really comfortable.   Today is another holiday Columbus Day not the original of course since that is the 12 October.  Last but not least not this Saturday but the following one is my birthday then we have Halloween then we will be into November and the election is that close wow where as the time got to.

I hope your team is still doing good in the run for the bragging rights to the World Series. I have been much happier lately I think it might be the new man in my life he is awesome, very good to me and he treats me like I’m his whole world.  It is a great feeling.

 

 

OKTOBERFEST

It all begin on 12th of October 1810 when the Crown Prince Ludwig whom later became King Ludwig I married Princess Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghhausen.  The citizens of Munich was invited to the Royal event which was held in the fields at the city gates.

It traditionally has food, music, some type of event such as horseracing, and lots of beer. It normally runs 16-18 days running from mid to late September to October something depending on when it starts in September.  It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

We have Oktoberfest here in the states as well here in Panama City Oktoberfest is every weekend in starting on September 30 and goes every Friday and Saturday for two weeks.  There will be lots of different activities for the kiddos, some fun things to do for the adults and lots of things for family.  It will take place on Harrison Avenue come on out and check it out there will be fun for all.

 

THANKFUL

Hello fellow bloggers, family and friends:  I want to thank those of you who stopped by and read my note I wrote to my Mom on Sunday.  It was my way of honoring her and to let her know that she is missed and loved every day that she has been gone here on earth sixteen very long years.

I appreciate all your support through the years that I have been writing my blog.  I started this blogging site as a way to cheer for my beloved Red Sox from Boston MA  but then somehow or the other it somehow got turned into where all my family and friends could keep up with what was going in the lives of the “Kellys” and “Heinzelmans”  clans.  I have lots of people reading the goings on of the clans to see whats what and why.

Again I want to thank you for stopping by to check out what’s new and to read my latest blog note to Mom.  Also thank all of you who left a comment or even just a word of advice or helpful hints.

Y’all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your wonderful comments throughout the years I have been on this site and now on Rambling Thoughts.  Love you all Kat

HELLO MOM

It’s been another year added to all the other years you have been gone already.  I still miss you all the time.  I know I want to pick up the phone at least a hundred times a day to call and tell you something that has happened then I remember that you’re not here to answer anymore.  You left us so long ago of course I know you didn’t want to leave but I know that it was better than watching you in pain every day.  God was done with you here on earth and needed your beautiful shining face where he could see that wonderful smile himself every day.

Yes  Mom we are all doing good and taking care of one another as best as we can.  We all love you and wish we could hug you just one last time but we know that there is no more suffering for you and that you’re in a better place.  So you don’t worry about us and you continue to catch up with all the loves who have gone before you and since you have left us.  Give all my love tell JJ, HP and Uncle Chuck that I love them all so very much and miss them and wish that I could have been there with them at the end but I was somewhere else and didn’t know until it was too late.  Give all the others a shout out too but Mom you remember that here on earth you are missed and loved every day for the rest of my days.

This is a little note to my Mom Fern C. Kelly  March 9,1933-September 5, 2000 that all of her children and all who are still living here on earth still think of her every day and miss her too every day.  Thanks Mom

Love all of us,

Kat, Mark, Chris, Misty, Carolyn, Nick, Wesley, JJ, and all the other cousins who are left that I can’t name them all….