Wednesday, December 9, 2009


During my hospital stay I had two incredible nurses. They did everything possible to make me comfortable and to make what was a devastating situation a little more bearable. They even snuck some pudding in for me while I was in labor... it was heavenly.

I would really like to do something special for these two nurses to thank them. I plan on writing a thank you card to each, but would like to give something more. Anybody have any suggestions? I know there are many of you who are nurses or have gone through a similar experience. If you have any ideas as to what I can do for these special ladies, please let me know!


  1. I always bring a little body spray/soap & sponge/lotion for my nurses. Some relaxing thing. Not super creative, but everyone likes it.

    You could get them a yummy holiday candle...everyone likes those and you have access to yummy ones at J's work. :)

  2. To be honest, just being remembered is so nice. A sincere card is very helpful. If you want to get them a gift: movie tickets? dinner gift certificate? A treat?

  3. No kidding- We love getting cards just expressing appreciation. It seriously makes our day just to get that from a patient we had... Anything more than that is just cake!

  4. I'm not too sure about a gift but maybe there is a nurses union or the hospital that you could write to letting them know how wonderful the nurses were. Most organizations/companies just get complaints so I'm sure they would love to hear something nice and pass it back on to the nurses.

  5. Hil that is so sweet of you! Any nurse would appreciate anything you come up with.

  6. Hil, I know Jerry and his family. I used to babysit them. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I went through similar events with my baby girl, Makenna. It will be 9 years in January that she returned to her Heavenly Father. I still have my days that I just need a good cry. Time will heal, but you will never forget. And you shouldn't. Michael is a piece of your life, your family and your heart. I too was blessed with fantastic nurses. I gave them a thank you card and made a little goodie basket. They will love anything. And I am sure that they will remember you and the sacred experience that they shared with you forever. Your strength will help many people. Thank you for sharing your experience and feelings! You and your family are in my thoughts, heart and prayers!
    Andrea Smith Darrington

  7. Hillary: Debi gave be your blog address to read. I am so impressed with your ablility to express your words. I am sure it has helped many. I let my daughter read it also, she lost her first child at age 10 months and she was really touched by your words and ability to express your feelings. Your gift is helping many people.
    I am also a nurse, and I agree with some of the other comments, that a note means a lot. One of the reason I became a nurse was to be able to work in a profession where I could help people and at the same time being rewarded myself.
    Good luck in the coming months, there will be more hard days ahead and good day also.
    Sharon Jeppson

  8. I think nurses are the best. A couple of years ago I was in the hospital for a couple of days with appendicitis. I still haven't forgotten the kindness of three of the nurses I had. There is something really special about a human being caring for another who is in need. I wish I had even sent a card or letter to my nurses. I think anything you do will be really appreciated.

    What an inspiration you are Hilary! I am proud to be related to you.


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