By Robert James
RUTH LOOMIS I HEART RN / T-Shirts
Ruth Loomis RN - my Mom and my COVID HERO.
A few days ago I got a call from my Mom. I downloaded my issues and loneliness to her listening ears; but I could tell she had something to tell me as well. She said, "Robert, I decided not to renew my RN license this year." My mom is a Registered Nurse and worked in Surgery, Obstetrics, Oncology and Pediatrics throughout her career. She was on the front lines delivering of Chemotherapy in the 80s-90s. I remember her coming home extremely tired, the stress lines worn deeply into her drawn face. Chemo was not where it is today and they lost a lot of patients in those days. Those deaths were really hard on her. I was young and I knew her job entailed hard work, weird hours and that it had a smell I wanted to avoid at all costs. Mom, like so may RN's, cared for so many people during the 40 years she served, from the old and deathly ill to the little kids who could be treated with popsicles and a pat on the back. It was with great sorrow that she decided her time to serve had passed. I know that COVID may not have taken my mom (thank god for that); but it did take away her service. Like so many, I have never really paid too much attention to my Mom and the tales of her work. I never told her how much I respected her work ethic and admired her for all she did throughout her career. MOM, THANK YOU. THANK YOU, for your service! You, like so many out there on the front lines, have held us all together and we can never repay the debt for your service. Love, Robert
This fitted tee features a crew neck, set-in collar 1x1 Baby Rib and a tear away label. It has a slightly longer torso and it's pre-washed to prevent shrinking. It's made from 100% combed ring spun cotton, with the exception of Heather Grey, which is made from 90% cotton and 10% poly. Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.