Laura Margaret

May 27, 2007 at 9:20 pm | Posted in family, Video | 10 Comments

During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

~Joann C. Jones



Today we celebrated Laura’s graduating. She now has a Master’s Degree in nursing. She’s done with everything, no more studying or paper writing or dissertations, and now all she needs to do is walk across her stage. So let us raise a glass to Laura.



You’ve come a long way, baby girl.  We are all so proud.


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  1. Your videos always give me the warm cozies..

  2. Very many congratulations from the other side of the world 🙂

  3. Oh, this is soooo sweet!!..
    Well, congratulations to Laura and to you for this special video 😀

  4. congratulations to laura : ) and what a beautiful video 🙂

  5. That was beautiful! Lauren you have such a gift. Laura I know how hard you worked and I am so happy for you. Your parents must be so proud of you, and they should be! Good luck and congratulations!
    Mary Jane

  6. Laura.Sweetie congratulations!! Your such a beautiful girl inside and out. You worked so hard for this day. Lauren that was a beautiful tribute to Laura. You do have such a gift. I love you!!.A.Sanny

  7. All of the hard work has paid off. As a nurse practioner student you have touched so many lives, educating patients on their health maintenance, treating acute and chronic health problems, learning and teaching at the same time. I am so proud of you!!!!!

  8. Lauren, I’m watching this for the zillionth time and I have tears running down my cheeks yet again. I am so incredibly touched by this amazing gift you have made. I feel loved and supported and SO appreciative of this wonderful family I have been given. Thank you for being such an amazing sister… I love you! -L

  9. You are definitely loved and supported. We all love you up to the sky. You’re the best honorary sister a girl could ask for. And then you just have to be so freaking cool that we all want to squeeze you. Sean and I love you and are sooo proud. Xoxoxo.

  10. Hi Lauren, this is the first time I’ve commented… I love your videos! This one was extra long & super sweet 🙂 I have a question for Laura: I read that you graduated from Yale… does Kate (Kathleen) Walsh ring a bell? She’s a psych APRN, and also just so happens to be my therapist at Southern. Just wondering! Take care, J

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