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See What a Nurse's husband wrote about her on Facebook that went viral by KemiRN : July 15, 2016, 02:43:04 PM
Because he knows how hard nurses work, and he wants to make sure every nurse feels celebrated.


Philip Urtz understands the importance of the words, “Thank you.” That’s why he took to Facebook to post a tribute to his wife Jessica, a nurse who regularly works 14-hour days. Urtz wanted to take a moment to celebrate Jessica—and all the other nurses out there—who spend their days working hard and saving people. Because to Urtz, these women and men are true heroes.

“This is my wife Jessica having dinner after a 14-hour day,” he wrote on Facebook. “She comes home from work, has enough time to eat and get ready for bed, and it’s back to work the next day for another shift.” Urtz recognizes that Jessica spends a lot of her day comforting and helping people who are “having the worst days of their lives,” and he loves her for that. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what happened,” he said. “She will take care of you. She works through lunch and rarely has time to sit. She comes home after 14 hours, takes off her shoes that have walked through blood and tears, and just wants to sit down.”

Urtz’s post was inspired by another, similar post, written by a man named Bobby Wesson. Wesson wanted to recognize his own wife—who’s also a nurse—and how dedicated she is to her job. So he, too, thanked his wife for all the time and effort she puts into caring for people each day. “She will take care of you,” Wesson wrote.

“Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry. But regardless of those sometimes, she will be on time for her next shift.” And both men ended their posts with the beautiful remark, “My wife is my hero”—capturing the hearts of Facebook users everywhere.

People flooded the comments sections with positive feedback like, “What a tribute!” and “Nursing is the most under-appreciated job out there.” Some even took the time to thank the men for their words of affirmation, because they know a little encouragement can go a long way. “As a nurse, I know what an amazing human being your wife is—I thank her for that,” the user wrote.

“However, I want to thank YOU for seeing how hard your wife works. I’m sure you are her anchor on her worst days. Even though she may not verbalize it. I know she thinks and feels it. So thank you.”

We’re not crying! You’re crying! But seriously, this is adorable. A big shoutout to nurses everywhere, and a shoutout to these husbands for bringing their dedication to light, too!

See Urtz’s full Facebook post below:

“This is my wife Jessica having dinner after a 14 hour day. She comes home from work, has enough time to eat and get ready for bed and it’s back to work the next day for another shift. She is up early to get ready for her day. She doesn’t like to be bothered in the morning and I respect that. She showers, throws her hair up, grabs her lunch gives the dog and me a kiss and heads out the door. At work she takes care of people who are having the worst days of their lives. Strokes, Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, breaks, brain damage and more. She takes care of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and families. It doesn’t matter who you are or what happened. She will take care of you. She works through lunch and rarely has time to sit. She comes home after 14 hours, takes off her shoes that have walked through blood and tears, and just wants to sit down. I don’t ask her about her day because She doesn’t like to talk about work when she is home and that’s fine.

If she does want to talk, I will listen. Sometimes she comes home happy and sometime she comes home sad. But no matter how she feels, she is always on time for her next shift.

I love her with all my heart. My wife is my hero. My wife is a Stroke Nurse.”

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"This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work.

The tools and items she needs to perform her job will be gathered and checked meticulously - her hair and makeup will be done quickly. She will complain that she looks awful. I will disagree, emphatically, and get her a cup of coffee.

She will sit on the couch with her legs crossed under her and try to drink it while happily playing with the toddler that's crawling all over her.

She will occasionally stare off blankly as we talk; silently steeling herself for the coming shift. She thinks I don't notice.

She will kiss the baby, she will kiss me and she will leave to go take care of people that are having the worst day of their entire lives. Car wrecks, gunshot wounds, explosions, burns and breaks - professionals, poor, pastors, addicts and prostitutes - mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and families - it doesn't matter who you are or what happened to you.

She will take care of you.

She will come home 14 hours later and remove shoes that have walked through blood, bile, tears and fire from aching feet and leave them outside.

Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can't wait to talk about it.

Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry - but regardless of those sometimes she will be on time for her next shift.

My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero."


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Re: See What a Nurse's husband wrote about her on Facebook that went viral by Naejem : January 09, 2017, 11:40:31 PM
Lovely husband

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