Monday, June 20, 2011


     Ever since I was little I’ve known that I was meant to be a nurse. Even before I became a Christian at 15 I knew that nursing would be my calling. God had a plan for me even before I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Now that I am older I know that my calling is to be a Nurse-Midwife, that my passion is helping women and children/babies through nursing. I know that my calling to be a nurse-midwife is long hard road, because there is not that many schools in the country that train Nurse-Midwives.
     I believe because of God’s plan for my life I was born in a state (KY) with one of the oldest colleges for Nurse-Midwives in the country. The small school was founded by Mary Breckinridge, and is located in Hyden Kentucky; the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. This small town and school is in the heart of Eastern Kentucky. The school was founded to train the midwives that would treat the people living in the Mountains of eastern Kentucky. This is the midwife school that I hope I am able to attend; a nursing school filled with history.
Other members of my family have also known that I was destined to be a nurse or some other health care professional. Every time someone was injured or needed a cut tended to I always wanted to help.
 I always enjoyed playing “doctor” or “nurse.” Every time my cousins and I would play any type of game I always wanted to play the nurse, no matter what “game” we were playing. Since we always ended up playing cowboy and outlaws; we were not allowed to play cowboys and Indians, because with cowboys and Indians there is no clear cut bad guy.  Me being a “nurse” seemed to fit, because I was the only girl and a bit of a tomboy. The seeds of wanting to be a nurse were planted early.
It was while doing research on my family tree that I discovered that my great-great grandmother was a lay midwife, meaning that even though she had no formal training or nursing school she became a midwife; trained by her mother-in-law it seems. I guess you could say that being a nurse-midwife is sort of in my blood, however I want go to school to be a nurse-midwife to become licensed to be able to practice. I am trusting God with His plan for me to come to pass in His timing.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review of Courting Morrow Little

Title: Courting Morrow Little
Author: Laura Frantz
Series: no                 
Chapters: 38
Pages: 362
Genre: Christian Historical fiction
Rating: 5 stars 10/10
     Morrow grew up on the Kentucke frontier (correct spelling for the time period), but was sent to her aunt back east. She comes back home when she’s eighteen she is still haunted by what the Shawnee did to her family. Killing her Mother and sister and taken her brother. Morrow cannot figure out why all of the males at the foot have turned their attention to her. One of her friends is jealous of Morrow. Morrow has three suitors to deal with; a childhood friend from the fort Robbie Clay, Major McKie who’s in charge of the fort and Red shirt a half-Shawnee scout for the British. Who will she choose and how will her choice affect her future.
            Courting Morrow Little is the second book by Laura Frantz, her other book that is out is The Frontiersman’s Daughter, and her third book The Colonel’s Lady releases in August of this year. The first time I read Courting Morrow Little I wasn’t able to finish the book, because school was starting back; I hadn’t gotten very far into it. I didn’t think that I would like the book.
     However when I reread it this time I fell in love with the story and the Characters. Morrow has to learn to truly forgive as the Bible says, the way that God has forgiven us.  Courting Morrow Little has become my favorite book by Laura Frantz. I still like the story line of The Frontiersman’s daughter; I can see history in it even though it’s Fort Click and not Fort Boonsboro, and Ezekiel Click and not Daniel Boone. I can see why Lael in TFD ended up with who she did.
     With CML I was glad to see that Laura wrote Morrow ended up with the “hero” that I would have chosen had I been Morrow so to speak.  Both books are great, and I am looking forward to The Colonel’s Lady. I like the history of TFD, and I love the whole story line of CML.