Congratulations to Dayna Hadden…this week’s recipient of a SLY Award here on Metropolitan Mama.
Every once in awhile, some scary emergency happens and you end up at the hospital. You hope and pray for a caring, compassionate, and intelligent nurse to watch over you and/or your precious family member. You don’t know it, but…you’re praying for someone like Dayna Hadden.
Dayna has been a nurse since 2004. She works in the pediatric intensive care unit – a place of many tears, much sorrow, and much healing. If you showed up at her hospital, bleary-eyed and beaten down, you would feel a sudden sense of relief upon seeing her warm eyes, her sincere smile, and her calming voice. You would undoubtedly notice her stunning natural beauty, but you would be drawn in by her good heart.
Dayna had this to say about her occupation of choice, “I find my work as an RN challenging- academically, clinically, spiritually, & emotionally. I like the variety of our patient population- newborn all the way to young adult & w/ many different diagnoses- trauma, transplants, cancer…etc. I am thankful for such a tangible way to try to serve and reflect God’s love.”
The cool thing about Dayna is that she is also extremely cognizant of her most significant role – as mom to her two delightful little girls, ages 6 months and 2.5 years old. She works on the weekends from 7pm-7am to ensure that her girls don’t have any non-parental care and I’m fairly certain that she sacrifices sleep for playtime on some of those days.
She is a gentle, strong, and beautiful woman. (And – P.S. – she’s thinking about starting a blog!)
Won’t you join with me as I celebrate Dayna and shower her with two surprise gifts hand-selected just for her? Oh, and YOU will have a chance to win both products too.
If you know Dayna in real life [or if you have something to say about her story…], please leave a compliment here for her. Let’s give her something to smile about today!
READ MORE ABOUT THE SLY AWARDS.