When Philip Urtz saw his wife, Jessica, eating a hurried dinner alone one night, he snapped a picture and posted it on Facebook along with a caption that turned into a love letter to the woman he so cares for and admires.
Jessica is a stroke nurse who has dedicated her life to caring for those who are sick and in need. She works long, exhausting hours caring for her patients, and barely has enough time to come home and take care of herself before turning around and doing it all over again.
Through it all, Philip says, she never complains. For that reason and many more, he calls her his “hero.”
Below is the note he wrote about his wife that has captured the hearts of thousands:
“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’s 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.”
What a beautiful testament to the work Jessica – and so many other nurses – do every day. Through their exhaustion, without complaint, they work tirelessly to care for the broken, the sick, and the hurting. If you know a nurse, don’t forget to thank them for what they do!
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Please note: This story was inspired by the following Facebook post by Bobby Wesson: