From very young, I knew I wanted to be a nurse and entered nursing school immediately after graduating high school. The decision was right as it has been a rewarding career that still continues. Every patient adds a memory but there were a few that forever settled into my heart.
Jacob was one of them. Montana Wild is fiction but Jacob, the patient in the story was real. In the span of a human lifetime, I knew him a very short time, but his spirit had a lasting effect on me. Jacob died decades ago but he stays with me and inspired me to write.
In all walks of life, it is so easy to superficially evaluate others, judging them as too old, immature, uncool or different . . . but underneath it all, there is a story . . . their story. What lies beneath the surface of each of us is amazing and we should all take time to listen.
Thank you Jacob.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.