She was of uncommon beauty, my Dad declared
upon seeing our daughter for the first time. We
blinked and time flew by. Left home for college.
BA degree. Paralegal job. More studies. RN degree.
Soon a traveling nurse who was good at her job.
Thirsting for knowledge, a BS in nursing.
Then fulltime hospital job. Master of Science
degree. While working fulltime, she pursued
course work part-time three years and AGNP.
Board exams next. Who knows what the future holds?
I still see the little girl who came home from
school, dropped her book bag on the living
room floor and sat down to do her homework.
Unlike her older brother who came home to
eat a snack and play before doing homework.
Work first. Then snack. Then play for our daughter.
A white coat now with a slew of initials after
her name. We traveled to celebrate her
graduation. Then a surprise trip to the
hospital in Mineola where my husband’s
Dad was an MD for more than 40 yrs. Our daughter
arranged the visit to take photos with her
Dad in front of the dedication those many
moons ago. Early Father’s Day gift. She
followed in the family footsteps on both
sides of the family with careers in the medical
profession. Smiling down from above, all
the relatives celebrated her achievements.
At the risk of sounding maudlin, we are
proud of both our children, attorney and
nurse practitioner. May they find abundant
contentment in their careers and marriages!
Love knows no boundaries. We wish a
lifetime of happiness and joy for them,
our handsome son and daughter of
uncommon beauty. Let the heavens rejoice!