Dear Mr. Burt,
Thank you for your kind response. I was not expecting a second message but I will tell you that it is most welcome.
Please excuse my delay in responding. I had started my first response late Friday afternoon but I stopped to finish cooking supper. When I finally sat down to complete it, it had been inadvertantly closed and I decided to retire and complete it the next day. Well, here I am, two days later and I am just getting around to it! Sort of reminds me of a similar event which transpired last Thursday with the BNE, don't you think?
Anyway, I agree with your view of the bond we nurses share. When my nephews were in college and considering career options, my brother-in-law advised them to envision the delivery of their profession's latest trade journal. He said that if they couldn't wait to read it cover to cover, chances are they had made a wise career decision. I added that they may want to also envision themselves sharing a meal with colleagues. Would they look forward to it and enjoy the time shared? I feel that way about nurses. I just love the nursing community and all of us who make up the motley crew!
Mr. Burt, I did not view your response as being overly succinct. Rather, I found it to be straightforward and informative; both of which were welcomed in my semi-panicked state. I had awakened not knowing if I had answered the Board's questions accurately and your response was, as previously stated, most comforting. Fortyfive dollars was so little to pay for the solace your words provided.
And, most of all, I appreciate your words of encouragement regarding my family problems. Almost daily I ask God to help me be a better wife and mother. I see the events of that fateful evening as a call to action. We are now actively working on communication, personal growth and parenting skills in ways I believe will help us all. Please keep up in your prayers. I will pray that God will continue to bless you with the wisdom to direct those who seek your counsel.
Enjoy your evening and I hope you have a restful sleep!