09.15.15. Today my friends is a special day. On this day, members of the neonatal community honor nurse colleagues and show their pride in being a neonatal nurse. What a privileged and honor. I am so grateful to know and work alongside so many amazing neonatal nurses who's quick assessment skills and proven clinical skills keep babies alive every minute of every day. It's no small task. Being a nurse of these little babies you become an intricate part of their care, you want to see the best for them and help them to get home just as soon as possible. It can often pull on your heart strings and can leave a shadow on your emotions when one of you patients didn't have the best shift before reporting off. It takes a special person and I am so thankful for all of you and blessed to call so many of you friends. Cheers to all of the neonatal nurses working long hours for the tiniest patients-- you are making a difference!