That last stanza is something that I swear, my heart will never forget. That is the very essence of love. Giving everything to another with the purest of intentions.
And that is who you are, one who loves with such a good pure heart.
I don't have too many words as others have said so much but I value and am inspired by you. I know many others are too even if not that aware of it yet. You have taught me much about the dignity of others in the few years I've known you, and shown more love than I knew was possible.
It made my heart smile to see your post that it will be 30 years. That's truly incredible! What a calling and gift you have. You touch the lives of everyone :)
Dear Andrea, it takes a person with great compassion, a heart made out of gold, willing to walk the extra mile, willing to sacrifice and put all their personal feelings aside to work in such a field. You establish a bond, it's almost like family, it is so rewarding yet can be so frustrating because whatever you do don't seem enough. Those patients are so appreciative and a simple smile will brighten their day. They so depend on you, you become their comfort and may let them forget the pain even for a moment. You are certainly one of those people. So much love for everybody. Thank you for sharing. Be blessed.