Hello, all! Blaze had her colt yesterday morning, before daybreak! It's a girl. Looks just like her mama; brown with black mane and tail. Pete says he's gonna call her Precious because "Oh, she's precious!" is the first thing both Hannah and I said when we saw her. I'll try to rope Bubba into taking a picture with his cell phone.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. My children have both been blessed with good, caring teachers. I can't remember a "bad" one. Some were tougher, some were easier, but they all seemed to teach them well. Of course, now only Bug has teachers. Hers this year seem to have helped her excell to be her very best. Hats off to Ms. Jill Powell and Ms. Laura Kelley!
May 6th-12th is also Nurse Appreciation Week. I want to spotlight one very special nurse. My nephew. Anyone who has been in ICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital has most likely had some interaction with this caring, knowledgable, warm and humorous young man. Robert Clayon Puntes. I have often heard others speaking of their time there and when remembering this blonde haired male nurse, they had only good things to say.
He's a real country boy. All into the hunting and the fishing. Two beautiful little girls for he and his wife. I remember the day Sarah brought him home from the hospital. Mama, Daddy and I had driven down to pick them up. Sarah was holding him on one side of the car in the backseat. I was against the other door and suddenly through a crack in the diaper a stream started to splatter against the door panel by me! LOL We all had a lot to learn about little boy babies.
He and his sister, Holly, lost their mom at way too early an age. I remember Clay went through a time of stuttering. The family would help him calm down and slow down when he spoke. Finally he out grew it. And look what he went on to become!
I don't see any where near enough of either of them. Their work schedules and mine. Living on seperate sides of town. But I'm proud of how each of them turned out. Holly has proven to take after her mama, being smart as a whip with numbers and successful in the business world.
So, Clay, and all the wonderful nurses I have known, I hope you know how important and appreciated you are.
Thanks to Sugar for her special effort to create a male nurse tag!