I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is weary.


“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

16 weeks. Working in a level 1 trauma center. A very busy level 1 trauma center. A very understaffed level 1 trauma center. I’m getting weary. Everyday, it’s getting more challenging to keep away from the things that make me grumble. It’s getting more challenging to be kind to my co-workers. It’s getting harder to do good for the sake of doing good for the sake of Jesus. 

The thing about surgery in general and trauma in particular is it doesn’t take long to burn out. Somehow I keep forgetting this fact. One of the best things about working in 13 week contracts is all the rest and recuperation that can be built into the year. But. I. Keep. Forgetting. 

Now I’m weary. I’m closing in on the end of a marathon. 5 more weeks until a small break. Just a little while longer. I think I can. I think I can. 


Happy Friday!


21 thoughts on “FiveMinuteFriday_Weary

  1. I’m right there with you with weariness from work! I pray that the Lord will sustain you physically, emotionally and spiritually and allow you sweet times of rest despite the busyness. I’m so thankful for you and others in the healthcare profession who work so hard to help others. Blessings!

  2. Hi Michele, keep pressing on! God will reward all the time you spend saving lives….indeed it can be exhausting.
    Followed you from #FMF
    God Bless

  3. We are weary too on the other side of the lines…patients. We have been at our local children’s hospital daily this month for an intensive feeding program with our six year old son. We walk through the doctor/staff areas of the lot and note the out of state tags. I bet some are like you on short term assignment at this hospital. They are serving, and we appreciate you! It is a service industry doing what you do. Thank you! We are blessed by each of you that work in health care and show up daily even when weary. We are weary too by the way. Hugs virtually! Jenn

    • Thank you Jenn! You patients and family members are the reason I can press through the weariness. I’m so happy to be able to help you in your ordeal. I hope your little guy becomes strong and big. ❤️

  4. Thanks for being willing to be weary for the sake of others. As you touch the many that come through during some of the most difficult circumstances may they feel Jesus in you!

    Hope your weekend contains some rest for your weariness my friend!

  5. I can’t even imagine how tired you must get sometimes – the physical demands of a trauma setting must be so taxing, not to mention the emotional impact. You are an inspiration to me, truly. You work in the trenches, where life and death mean something immediate. Blessings to you.

    Maybe we should alter our chant just a bit to this: “I think I can, I know God can, therefore I know I will!”


  6. Micey,
    Praying for you. Not just for positive thoughts, though they are pivotal, but the power of the presence of Jesus Christ in the midst of so much.

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