Friday, January 31, 2014

Life of a CNA

Growing up in such a large family it’s pretty neat the career/job choices of all my siblings. But being a CNA pretty much tops them all.

Christina has been a certified nurses assistant for about a year and let me tell you it’s not a job to be envied. Trust me from the stories she tells me I wouldn’t want to trade places with her.

God Made a CNA

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker of the people.” So God made a CNA.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, or stay up through the night to answer call lights, work on their feet for a whole shift, stay over when someone calls off, then go home to cook dinner, help with homework, laundry, baths, all in order to take care of their own family. Even when their whole body aches from work.” So God made a CNA.

God said, “I need somebody willing to work at double speed for 8, 12, or 16 hours, I need somebody willing to spend Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays with them instead of with their own family, someone who will keep smiling with a positive attitude throughout.” So God made a CNA.

God Said, “I need somebody with arms strong enough to pick them up and put them to bed, but yet gentle enough to reposition without waking them in the middle of the night. I need somebody to give showers, change briefs, dress them, or push them, to where they want to go, feed the hungry, fill water pitchers, get snacks, and then change yet another brief. I need somebody who, while doing this, can take the time to listen and talk with a caring heart, a kind voice, and mean it.” So God made a CNA.

God Said, “I need somebody willing to comfort, provide care, and hold a hand in times of need. And if no one is there for them, do the same while they lie dying at the end. I need somebody who can comfort their family members with a hug, and tell them that their loved one will be missed, all while not letting them see you dry your eyes.” So God made a CNA.

Yep she’s all that…and I think the world of her.



Do you know any CNA? 



  1. Thank's for your post. It's awesome, very well written.
    Greetz from Germany

  2. I agree... CNA's are amazing people!!! And Christina is such a special one :) She works hard and give it her all.