Above and Beyond

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. 

~Proverbs 27:19

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

       ~ Matthew 6:21

I just love “above and beyond” people.    An example for me is my son’s psychiatry nurse practitioner. She always answers my questions, works with Landon’s complex issues, brainstorms with me about new things we can try, prescribes his medication and changes his medicine if needed. We’ve worked with her for the last 4 years or so. She answers my questions promptly and actually cares about Landon. She never gives up on him. She is getting another job soon and will be so missed! I’ll always remember how she worked tirelessly for Landon even when some doctors wouldn’t and told us so.

Other amazing people immediately come to my mind who I know either as a teacher, nurse, friend, doctor, pastor, etc. and it isn’t a super long list. They care and do what they do with excellence. They really shine especially when they move, leave, retire, etc. and are replaced by those who don’t seem to care as much and sort of half-heartedly do things.

It’s hard not to compare, but I like to think of how much more this makes me appreciate the “above and beyond” people.

Those who put their whole heart in.

Those are my people.

They always will be.


Your friend,


4 thoughts on “Above and Beyond

  1. I’m with you on this! We have had some above and beyond people in Aaron’s life, and we have had some that are the opposite. What a difference each makes, some for good and others for bad. I’m sorry you’re losing such a wonderful NP and I pray the next one is just as amazing.

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  2. Prayers lifted that whoever steps in would bless your family as much as your past nurse has for Landon.

    When you really think about it, it’s sad the number is so few for those who truly care, motivates me to want to do better. I work at a nursing home doing hair and I was just saying yesterday that I don’t visit with the residents as much as I should, I just don’t always know what to talk about and so I remain pretty quiet. It’s something I notice but I feel ill-equipped for conversation so it probably makes me come off not terribly committed.🙏🙏🙏❤️
    Great post for inspiration!

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    1. I think your serving as hairstylist to those in the nursing home speaks volumes of your good character and heart! Of course we all (myself included) can improve in little ways. Glad you found the post inspiring. Blessings to you and your family! ❤️❤️❤️

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