I am a nurse, I was a nurse before I was a wife, I was a nurse before I was a mother, I was a nurse before I grew into who I truly am. The pride I felt the first day I put my stethoscope around my neck as a new nurse was something I never want to forget, I was proud, nervous and excited all in one. I had dreamt of the day I could say "Hi I'm Meg and I'm going to be your nurse today." My stethoscope represents the achievement of a dream, it acts as my ears but it's truly the extension of my heart. I have listened to children's lungs who cannot breath, I have listened to new baby's heart when their parents bring them in for reassurance that they really are as perfect as they seem and I've listened to the non existence beat of a heart that belonged to a little girl who fought until her body literally could not fight to stay on this early any longer. My stethoscope is an extension of me and without it I do not think I'd be me.