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Saturday, June 20, 2009

All in LOVE



You know yesterday was kind of hard for me, but I managed and I diffidently felt God with me. I have something I'd like to share about a patient, I'll call her Martha, she's 20, Hispanic, from the same town I live in, and is a well known gang member, I'm told by the cop that was in her room a couple days back, checking on her progress, I like her, like her allot, she'd been out "tagging" on night, with 2 other boys and one of them is her boyfriend, and the other is a cousin to the boyfriend, it's crazy how the whole dang family gets in the crap, well any ways, they got caught and she was trying to get away and hit a pole, well, the boyfriend is now paralyzed for the rest of his life, he's only 17, and the cousin is OK, compared to the other 2, her... severe head injury, broken hip, lacerated fingers,and a fractured pelvis, I've been working with her for a week now and shes come along ways in a week which is good thing, but makes me sad too, cause they will cart off to jail when she leaves, I noticed tattoos on her like the letter "S" and 3 small dots on her hand (gang thing) and x 3 on one of her fingers which means 13 in gang lango, first time I dealt with her, she was horrible to me, just stared me down, or tried too, and I fought back with stares, she refused to get up out of bed, I wouldn't let her I told her once, with the door shut to room of course, or I'd get in so much trouble "Look, your all tough acting on the streets and that's fine, but your so called family, where are they now, not here with you, but I am here to help YOU so get up" of course she cursed me, and all I could do was laugh, I wasn't scared at all, the Holy spirit was with me, she finally got up and we walked, she has to be taught all over again, I got her back to her room, combed her hair, made her bed and started chit chatting with her about gang life, shes been in it since she was 13! asked her why "Nothing else to do" I asked, "Are you ever scared?" All the time she said...we've built a relationship now, when she sees me she smiles and waves, but shes very careful what she tell me, she has to think about it first..... yesterday, I ate my lunch with her, the nurses think I'm crazy, "Annette, shes a gang member, a mean one, she might remember you when shes out on the streets" "Good, I hope she does remember me, and this is someones child for pity sakes, this could be my child and I wouldn't want you people to treat her like a grazed animal, O wait, you guys treat your animals better than you do her, she's a child of God, who has gotten on the wrong side of the road for some reason and shes a human being" I got her up to eat lunch, she needs help, so in between my bites, I fed her and watched animal planet with her, head injury people like that show for some reason, pottyed her, laid her back down for a nap and when I sat her on the edge of the bed, she hugged me, and I hugged her back and cried, like I am now......and she Thanked me, what started off a icky day for me turned beautiful all over one person, someones child........

* to be continued

3 comments:

Donetta said...

I love you! you have the most beautiful heart!

Denise said...

God just spreads himself around in so many places in the form of beautiful people with a heart given to them by HIM......... I think one of those beautiful people ended up in a hospital room with a broken child that needed a hug..........

HE is pleased.........

kimberly said...

you ARE an angel, annette.....i love your Faith....and your attitude....and YOU! :-)
hugs,
kimberly

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