Recently, a wonderful photo and story was shared by an Alabama husband about his wife nurse. Bobby Wesson, a marketing strategist in Birmingham, took a photo of his wife Rayena, taking a nap next to their 2-year-old son. With the photo on Facebook, he shared a touching note about his wife's work: how she works her long 14-hour shift with all types of people and injuries and care for them, while coming home to spend the little time she has with her family and also give them love and attention.
In the end of his post, he finishes saying, "My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero."
Since publishing his post, the ode to his wife has received over 850,000 likes, 50,000 comments, and close to 200,000 shares. Many people have left their own stories about nurses, doctors, and responders that they know and love, and others thank Wesson's wife for her hard work and selflessness.
But maybe the best part about the story is Rayena's own reaction to her fame: her own desire to shift the attention to all nurses, not just herself. She gives credit to the nurses and doctors on her team by emphasizing the "small role" she plays, and other nurses who do "a harder job" than she does, caring for babies and children. She doesn't like the term hero applied to herself, and wants everyone else to know that her work is valuable due to everyone's participation and commitment to helping others.
That sounds like the words of a hero to us. Thank you Rayena, and to all nurses who give their time and care to all of us! For more news about Nurse Job Openings or other related topics, visit the Healthcare section of our blog.
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