As I write this post on my iPad before going to bed, I hear the words I have been saying to our chaplains on my team at the hospital.
(By the way, my paragraph formatting is a bit off in this blog post at the end regardless how many times I hit the Return key, because paragraphs and new lines do not translate in WordPress when written on an iPad, which is a good metaphor for where I am as well tonight.)
Our Staff Chaplains, Chaplain Residents and Interns are incredible people. They carry the burdens, griefs, and anxieties of dozens of patients and families every day who are going through the hardest times. They also pastor our 8,000+ employees through teaching seminars, grand rounds, pausing for hallway conversations, writing personal notes, and making followup phone calls. They remind persons they are not alone, and that they are loved. And our team is there 24/7 because a level one trauma center with a thousand patients, a dozen ICUs, never closes.