Saturday, February 19, 2011


  • Waking up at 3:15 am - no charge
  • Getting in the car for a trip from PA to NC - no charge
  • Stopping for gas - $36
  • Super WalMart for sunglasses and snacks - $25
  • Stopping for gas - $35
  • Seeing the look on my daughter's face when I showed up on her doorstep 10 hours later - PRICELESS!!!
My daughter Ann is an RN in the Surgical Trauma ICU at a hospital in North Carolina. She is taking a 3 month leave of absence beginning March 1st when she leaves for Sierra Leone, Africa. Annie will be an ICU nurse on board a ship for three months with Mercy Ships.

AFM Aerial

Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion.

My husband and I had met up with her a couple of weeks ago in Lancaster but (Moms will understand my heart) I could not have her leave without seeing her one more time!!! So....her roommate and I worked it out that since she had these few days off from work, I would travel down here unannounced and show up on her doorstep. Like I said earlier - PRICELESS! The look on her face was worth getting up at 3:15 am and driving 10 hours to visit with her!!!

Please find time to pray for Annie while she is away. We would certainly appreciate all your prayers!!!


Angelina Fong Designs said...

Oh wow, great story and you are one terrific mom! It sounds like you and your husband raised a wonderful daughter. = )

Christine said...

It must surely have been worth it!
What a blessed thing your daughter is doing!
Best wishes