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Angels work in cancer wards.  Some people call them nurses. http://wp.me/p2UZoK-vt via @blestbutstrestAngels work in cancer wards. I’m sure of it.

Ok, maybe not literal angels, but certainly humans who have a close connection to their Savior. How else could they show up for work each day with a smile and word of encouragement for the desperately ill on the cancer front?

How else could they treat each patient with dignity and love? How else could they deal with family members who probably get in the way at times and sometimes act more needy than the patient?

When the specter of death hovers nearby, they drop whatever they’re doing to answer the call button, and their very presence seems to suck despair from the room. Only someone the Lord has spoken to can do that.

Angels notice small positive changes that occur between shifts, and point them out. “Hey, Mr. Ojeda! I see you’ve walked two more laps today than you did yesterday!” (we kept track on the whiteboard in the hospital room). Or, “Mr. Ojeda, your eye closes more than it did three days ago. I think that means the muscles in your face are unfreezing!”

Angels sit down for a minute and answer questions and have conversations. They understand that hospital life scares both the patient and the family. They let children dance with Elvis and ‘help’ out.

Angels have a sense of humor and don’t mind a good scare and can laugh about it afterward.

Thank you to all the angels who pour out their lives to help others in their deepest time of need. Keep listening to the kind and comforting words the Holy Spirit whispers in YOUR ears so that you can carry out your sacred commission.

Yes, angels work in cancer wards, clinics and hospitals all over the world. Some people call them nurses. (tweet this)

Do you have an angel story to share? We’d love to hear it!

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Anita currently teaches English to 7th-12th graders. She describes herself as a ‘recovering cancer caregiver’ who gives thanks daily that her husband has been cancer-free for ten years.

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  • This is just lovely. I am sure those are angels! Wonderful!

  • Very nice post! Definitely a job not often appreciated. My dad’s a nurse and he complains a lot, and yet it is so valuable and important what he does.
    Thanks for pointing it out in such beautiful words!
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  • I like this way of thinking about the wonderful work nurses do.

  • Moi

    Great post – so so true!
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  • We had several angels when my mom was dying. They had human names.

    Neighboring with you at Lisha’s. 🙂

  • I have several nurses in my life and they are amazing women! I went to one of their weddings after she was the OR nurse when my husband had a 4.5 lb. sarcoma removed! She definitely took some of the scary out of our journey! Great post!
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  • When someone you love is sick (or yourself, for that matter), the kindness of a nurse can make such a wonderful difference. The nurses that helped my daughter deliver her first baby, a few months ago … were amazing.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
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  • This means so much reading through your post today. I was on a cancer ward when I was 19 and was blessed by many nurses. Now I am soon to start a job as a nurse assistant helping out on a cancer ward. God is good, all the time and he has awesome plans for each one of us! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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    • Amen! Congratulations on your new job and bless you for taking your experience out into the world to help others.