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This man's touching tribute to his wife and her work as a nurse will warm your heart

“My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.”

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LAST WEEK, BOBBY Wesson shared this photo of his wife taking a nap.

And in a touching Facebook status, he recounted how she goes about her day.

“This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work,” he wrote.

The tools and items she needs to perform her job will be gathered and checked meticulously – her hair and makeup will be done quickly. She will complain that she looks awful. I will disagree, emphatically, and get her a cup of coffee.
She will sit on the couch with her legs crossed under her and try to drink it while happily playing with the toddler that’s crawling all over her. She will occasionally stare off blankly as we talk; silently steeling herself for the coming shift. She thinks I don’t notice.

He then explained how she goes to work to look after people from all walks of life.

She will kiss the baby, she will kiss me and she will leave to go take care of people that are having the worst day of their entire lives. Car wrecks, gunshot wounds, explosions, burns and breaks – professionals, poor, pastors, addicts and prostitutes – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and families – it doesn’t matter who you are or what happened to you. She will take care of you.

Before coming home and trying to process it all.

She will come home 14 hours later and remove shoes that have walked through blood, bile, tears and fire from aching feet and leave them outside.
Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can’t wait to talk about it. Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry – but regardless of those sometimes she will be on time for her next shift.

Wesson ended with these simple words.

My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.

The status has struck a chord with many, receiving over 500,000 likes and counting, as well as almost 135,000 shares.

On Friday, Wesson wrote that he and his wife were humbled by the reaction to his post with his wife shrugging off the word “hero”.

Those of you that know my wife know that she flinches at the word hero. She doesn’t miss an opportunity to say that she is a small part of a very large team – but she is a large part of my very small team and I’m proud of her.

D’aw.

Oh nothing, just a photo of a woman doing an exam WHILE IN LABOUR >

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