Don’t Marry a Nurse

Great words……I found this floating around on FB today. Not sure who to credit; thanks to this anonymous writer.

Don’t marry a nurse. They sleep all day while you work and work all night while you sleep. Or, their 0500 alarm disturbs your sleep and then they come home too tired to cook dinner. Don’t marry a nurse. They walk in the door mentally exhausted and sometimes forget to even say hello. Don’t marry a nurse. They run out of patience and snap at the slightest question or demand. Don’t marry a nurse. They constantly complain about germs or assess people in public. It can be embarrassing. Don’t marry a nurse. Their stories are not dinner-at-your-moms appropriate. Don’t marry a nurse. Your complaints of a sore throat will hardly be heard. Don’t marry a nurse. They spend so much of their energy on their patients that they have nothing left to give to you when their shift ends. Don’t marry a nurse. They don’t make you a priority when they agree to work on their off days. Don’t marry a nurse. They’re so emotionally unstable that sometimes they come home and just cry for no reason. Don’t marry a nurse. They are constantly in crisis about where their life is going. Don’t marry a nurse.

Marry a nurse. They are brave enough to take on any challenge. Marry a nurse. They get up every day to put others first. Marry a nurse. They have the best gut instincts to know when something is wrong. Marry a nurse. They have felt with depths of their hearts unknown to most people. Marry a nurse. They’re always ready to help someone in need. Marry a nurse. They see things that others don’t. Marry a nurse. They give their all and utilize every talent they have. Marry a nurse. They know what it means to sacrifice. Marry a nurse. They were brave enough to embrace a duty that never sleeps. Marry a nurse. They have learned to adjust without complaining. Marry a nurse. They are strong enough to hold back tears until they are alone. Marry a nurse. They never settle for less than they are capable of. Marry a nurse. They succeed in times of unknown. Marry a nurse. They know the value of life. Marry a nurse. They are the best comforters. Marry a nurse. They know time is precious. Marry a nurse. Those quiet moments truly are sacred. Marry a nurse. Because if you have the chance to marry a nurse, that means they are trusting you to help them carry a beautiful burden that you will never understand. Marry a nurse.

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