I am married to my best friend and mother to six daughters and have two grandsons. I do not work on Mondays because that is grandson day. I have been a nurse for 30 years, all of them practicing in critical care. I started as a trauma nurse in Houston at Hermann Hospital. I moved and continued in trauma ICU or ED in West Virginia. I spent some time when I came back to Houston in a medical/surgical ICU for adults, but I found that I needed a change. I came back to the place where I started my career, but changed to pediatrics. I now work at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where I have been for four years. I love patient and family interaction, so when this position was offered to me, it was like a dream. Keeping close to the bedside while at the same time ministering to the families without the time constraints of the bedside nurse is my dream job. I hope to live up to the expectation and grow our program.