Nurses are heroes. It's a fact. They work so hard and devote so much of their time and energy to making sure we are safe and healthy. They definitely don't get the recognition they deserve.
Ashley Bolling is a stylist and mother of three who is letting it be known that these people deserve more than a "Thank you." She posted a sweet message for nurses everywhere after one came into her salon and dozed off in her chair. The woman hadn't slept all night and was clearly exhausted. It was the woman's shoes, though, that grabbed Ashley's attention...
The post reads:
"I had one of those "stop-you-in-your-tracks", extremely humbling moments, while working quietly on the hair of a very exhausted, sleeping nurse. She'd been at work all night and hadn't been to bed, when she landed in my chair, but not before stopping to buy my breakfast on her way. As she dozed off, I gently rested her head on my stomach and continued to foil her hair....then I noticed her shoes. I wondered how many miles those shoes have walked. I wondered what they'd walked through. Blood? Tears? In & out of the countless rooms of the patient's she's cared for? I wondered how many hours they've carried her, and all those like her, while they literally save the lives of those we love and hold the hands of the ones who can no longer fight that fight. But with those shoes propped up in that chair, phone in her lap, I got the chance to take care of her (even if it was just for a few hours) and I felt extremely honored to take care of such a hard working, inspiring woman I'm so lucky to call my friend. I've always respected and valued these amazing super-heroes and am proud to be the sister, daughter, niece, friend and hairstylist of so many. Know you are appreciated, know you are irreplaceable, know you are loved!"