Touching words: Hairdresser publicly thanks nurse for her hard work
Ashley Bolling is a stylist and loves her job. She considers the people who get their hair done at her salon in Kentucky to be more than just customers and likes to get to know all of them personally. But recently she had one customer who was much too tired to chat and actually fell asleep while getting her hair done. But that didn't matter — her shoes told her story for her.
Ashley was so moved by the experience that she decided she had to share her feelings in a Facebook post...
"I had one of those 'stop-you-in-your-tracks', extremely humbling moments, while working quietly on the hair of a very exhausted, sleeping nurse. She'd been at work all night and hadn't been to bed, when she landed in my chair, but not before stopping to buy my breakfast on her way. As she dozed off, I gently rested her head on my stomach and continued to foil her hair....then I noticed her shoes. I wondered how many miles those shoes have walked. I wondered what they'd walked through. Blood? Tears? In & out of the countless rooms of the patient's she's cared for? I wondered how many hours they've carried her, and all those like her, while they literally save the lives of those we love and hold the hands of the ones who can no longer fight that fight. But with those shoes propped up in that chair, phone in her lap, I got the chance to take care of her (even if it was just for a few hours) and I felt extremely honored to take care of such a hard working, inspiring woman I'm so lucky to call my friend. ❤ I've always respected and valued these amazing super-heroes and am proud to be the sister, daughter, niece, friend and hairstylist of so many. Know you are appreciated, know you are irreplaceable, know you are loved!"
What a beautiful tribute to all the nurses and caregivers who dedicate their lives to helping people in need. Well done, Ashley!