Nurse life & TayZar Creations + GIVEAWAY

img_3760For those of you that don’t know… besides my full-time job of a mother and wife, I am also a part-time registered nurse. I felt it was important to touch on the subject to really be honest and true to those who keep up with my life as a wife and mom and the other part of what makes me, ME. Being a nurse wasn’t always a “dream” of mine, mostly because I was so indecisive of what I wanted to pursue as a career. What I always did know was that I had a huge desire to help others in any way and that I was very much interested in the medical field. As a young girl, I was that child who sat to eat her breakfast or any meal while watching all the gory medical shows in awe. Well, soon enough I was in high school and had the opportunity to be part of a medical program. I was able to explore different careers in the medical field, while originally graduating and thinking I wanted to be a paramedic… well college soon was about to begin and others motivated me to strive for something else. Not because I don’t have respect for those in that area or because their job is less important or their job title and education are any less than others… but because I would be the first in my family to enter college and well graduating with a bachelors would be so rewarding for me and my family. Well, I considered physical therapist until I sat and had a very concrete and inspirational conversation with an old teacher of mine. She was the person who would push me into the nursing field and who motivated me and felt my personality and desire to help would fit in the nursing field. Well, to say the least… I got into nursing school, had many sleepless nights and days of stressful studying but ended up graduating (and meeting my now hubby ūüėČ ) and now a working nurse.

Nursing is tough, is far more than it’s made out to be and a lot more than what they tell you in nursing school… but one things for sure, ¬†I love being able to help others. I enjoy learning more everyday and having patient interaction. It’s a hard job, one that most certainly everyone is not suited for but one I’m glad I’m able to be part of. Like everything, it has its good and not so good benefits.. it’s hard but rewarding at the same time. Schedules are flexible with working 3 12 hours shifts, but it ends up being a 13-14 hour day including travel to and from work with 12 hours shifts. ¬†You miss out on special holidays and time away from family but again, it can be so rewarding if it’s where your heart is at. I hope to keep learning and growing and finding a new area to be a nurse in, in the field. One suited for a family with more manageable work times but I hope to keep having an impact on my patients and family members. I hope God allows me to touch others hearts in times of need with more grace and empathy. I hope he gives me mental and physical strength to want to keep pursuing more. I hope to be a better nurse each day and to always guide me in my days at work. But I also pray to be able to find work and life balance in this stage of my motherhood life.

I’m so grateful for one thing as a nurse! And that’s SCRUBS! With such early mornings and late evenings, nothing says more than comfort than scrubs. Let’s be honest, might as well call them “dress up Pajamas!” Haha. Well they also can get a little boring unless you work in pediatrics or a doctor’s office where you don’t all have to go in the same plain colors. Well there’s one way to spruce it up a bit and that’s with badge reels! A good friend and I have partnered up to introduce you to these cuties! She makes the cutest and most awesome badge reels. Fellow nurse and co-worker is making these awesome designs in a variety of designs! Below are some of her awesome designs. With so many holidays around, make sure my fellow nurse friends and anyone who pretty much wears a badge to work, goes to check out her Etsy shop and grab one! They are sturdy and so well made. I’m loving my custom-made reel to add a bit of dazzle to my plain uniform! Lots of new designs coming up on her shop. Oh and if you’re a pediatric nurse, you’ll love all her cute Disney and princess designs. ¬†Below are a few of her latest badge reels. I’m so excited to support small businesses and this is sure one of them.¬†Were teaming up and giving away two of these awesome badges to two individuals with your personalized initial!

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:

  1. Subscribe to Grace Fulfilling Blog at the top right and enter your email. Make sure to check your email for confirmation!
  2. Follow me on Instagram @ Instagram.com/jenni0829
  3. Follow Tayzar creations on Instagram @ Instagram.com/tayzarcreations

PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME AND EMAIL BELOW INCASE YOUR ARE OUR LUCKY WINNER!

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 6th via email or Instagram account ūüėČ

 

To order some of your own check out her easy shop here.

etsy shop: TayZarCreations

 

 

 

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Parenthood Feelings

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Our little guy turned 5 months a couple of days ago and my heart is conflicted. Part feels like time needs to slow down, another part feels proud when he reaches another milestone, and another feels just plain out blessed. You never really understand when others used to tell you, “you’ll understand when you’re a mom or dad” until you actually become a parent. My hubby and I have been all about the feelings lately with our little guy. He’s growing up and growing fast, he’s been changing right before our eyes and it makes us feel all sorts of way. We keep wanting him to stay little forever, so that forever he can look into our eyes the way he does with that twinkle of all the love for us. A look that just completely consumes us with a good overwhelming kind of love. ¬†We felt it was necessary to write these feelings so that forever we could remember them even though I doubt we will ever forget… as a mother and as a father we’ll remember this….

As a mother I will always remember all the hard sleepless nights, but I will also remember that during those nights, Noah looks up at me, his mom to be consoled, to be given love and affection. I will remember how sometimes, sleep just wasn’t on his mind but rather a smile to lighten up our dark nights. I will remember all the sleepless nights where I fought not only to close my eyes to sleep but also to keep them open to just be able to stare at him a little longer before we both fell asleep. I will remember always every little inch of him. Everyday that passes all I pray for is for guidance. Guidance to be the best mom I could be for our little boy. To have patience, to be a good example, to keep him safe, to be his friend but also his Mother above all. I pray to always be able and capable of always being there for him. As a mother I hope that when I fail and make mistakes, I hope to learn from those mistakes to be a better me and a better mom to Noah. But through it all I hope to always lean on my faith and his grace during this whole journey of motherhood and parenthood along with my husband.

As for my husband… this is what he’d like to share…

“Our baby boy Noah turned 5 months old. It reminded me about a month back Jen brought home a onesie that seemed rather big. I told her “no way he fits in that in 6 months”, she said “he almost fits in it now”. I held it up next to my torso and I couldn’t believe it. I remember getting emotional just thinking about how big Noah is quickly becoming. I kept asking myself, “is he really that big”. Our baby boy is growing up so quickly. I think that night it hit the both of us, that Noah is growing up and time is way past us. I wish time would slow down and he wouldn’t grow so fast! Might be selfish, but I want to keep him this way a little longer.

You really don’t know what it is to be a parent until you are one. I am quickly starting to find out the meaning of that saying. The love that grows in you for your child is something beyond this world. I never thought I can love something or someone so much. I never thought I would care so much about someone growing up and changing. These feelings extend much deeper, not even words can describe it. The one thing I can say is not to take these moments for granted. This is a unique experience and as a new parent, try to soak as much of it in because it’ll flash right before your eyes.” – Xavier

As for our little¬†Noah,¬†know that you are sooo very loved. You have changed our lives in ways we never knew.¬†Your dad and I thought we knew what deep unconditional love was,¬†but the truth is, we didn’t until you came into our lives. We promise to always be there for you and love you with all our might our sweet babe.¬†We’re so grateful and feel so blessed God¬†chose us to be your parents, there is no greater privilege. We hope to be the best of us with the guidance of the one up above¬†for you¬†baby boy.

With all our love,

Your mom and dad.
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