Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Why I Love Being an EMT

Why I Love being an EMT:

Because for the brief time I am with my patient, MY troubles go away, my worries about bills, my children, my relationships, all the little (and big) pieces of clutter that weigh on me, they go away and I am blessed to be given someone else's crisis, quite likely a crisis bigger to them at that moment than all of my cares put together. During the half hour I may have with my patient, I am given the gift of not only losing my worries, but of being the one that is there, that knows what to do, that tells them or their loved ones, "I will take care of you", and then doing it.

Shit folks, it doesn't get any better than that.