There are some days when you open your email and see a message and it just makes you smile. I previously wrote about the nurse I nominated for The Daisy Award and who won. After the ceremony I received an email from her and how appreciative she was for me nominating her for this award. Well, after dealing with migraines for  two days, when I came in to work this morning I had a reply from her. In her original email she told me she would like to visit my father’s grave. I let her know that I had him cremated and that I would be more than happy to make a trip in to the hospital with his ashes. In her reply to me today she told me that she didn’t want me to do that and that instead whenever she thinks about my dad she will look up at the sky and pray for him. Seeing that made my emotional, but in a good way. I will be forever grateful for her.

If you don’t know what The Daisy Award is, I will give you some background. The Daisy Award and The Daisy Foundation was created by the J. Patrick Barnes family as a way to honor extraordinary nurses in the nursing field in November 1999. This award honors nurses in such an amazing way. There’s so much information on their website including all of the winners of this award and ways to support this amazing foundation. If you are interested you can check it out their website at The DAISY Award.