I was with people at some of the hardest parts of their lives. My most memorable experiences were in the Adult ER, ICU, Oncology and Pediatric ICU. I had the priviledge of being with patients and their families as they face life changing decisions. Many, on the floors I served, had little chance of full recovery, it was more a matter of getting better to a lower level of norm. In the face of all of this, tremendous grace and courage was shown in the face of less than hopeful crcumstances.
During this time, more has been asked of me than I ever imagined and I found I had little to fear. It is amazing to me what I am capable of when I am put in a situation and need to draw on my own resources. I cannot describe what I have learned in these last 12 weeks and I do know that more will be revealed as I move further from this experience.
I have had a chance to go and do some of the things San Antonio has to offer. Just the other night the couple I have been staying with and I went on the water taxi ride down the San Antonio Riverwalk. We started at the newly restored Pearl Brewery down the river to downtown and back again. It was great fun and I highly recommend it. The tickets allow one to get on and off unlimited times in a 24 hour period. It's a great way to have lunch, visit the museums and stop for a cocktail downtown and end the day with an evening cruise back to the car. The city has done a beautiful job with the whole project.
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