If I were to ask myself what my unrelenting passion was and am I doing it, I would say yes. When non-medical people ask me what I do for a living, I often say I listen to the language of babies and speak for them. Many medical technologies have changed the course of premature infant lives over the past 10-15 years, but one of the most powerful is simply listening and observing the language of their movement, cues and cries.
When we protect them from experiences we know are adverse to their neuro-development, we provide neuroprotective care with our touch, positioning and environmental protection. When we know and understand that every touch and care we provide can change the outcome of an infant, we begin to do it differently. What is your unrelenting passion and are you doing it?
“…When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish it…….”
Ralph Waldo Emerson