Last time I did a public interview was back in 1987. The majority of words that came out of my mouth were “like” and “uh huh” along with my nervous giggle. I made a promise to myself that history WON’T be repeating itself for Alise’s show. So excited!
Episode Description: If we’re fortunate in life, we find and develop strong and lasting connections with important people who really matter to us. They add a beautiful zest that touches us and brings an impossible to describe joy. So, when they leave us and pass on, the grief can be incredibly overwhelming. It was this journey that Marla Lackey unexpectedly embarked upon as she navigated her beloved mother’s passing. A registered nurse working in Labor and Delivery, she reveled in bringing souls into the world – now, she’d have to help usher out the one who’d been incredibly precious to her. In this episode, Marla recollects her fond experiences growing up, what her mother taught her as she died of cancer, and her experience of at first resonating with a quote she’d seen that her “mother had taught her everything she needed to know except how to live without her.” Marla’s new chapter in life and work is to help others through her writing to find hope and gratitude while navigating the grieving process.
Listen to my interview with Alise Cortez:
Or CLICK HERE to listen on the Voice America website.
Just made 30 years of escorting little souls into this world. 👼🏻👼🏽👼🏼
In what felt like the blink of an eye, I went from being a newbie to being labeled a “seasoned” nurse. 👩🏻⚕️
So thankful that Tedda Pearson took a chance on hiring me fresh out of nursing school at the tender age of 21.
There have been so many highlights in my career—too many memories to count! But the most special moments of all have been delivering the babies of my family and friends.👶🏽👶🏼👶🏻
I’m grateful to work alongside some of the best doctors and nurses in San Antonio. I’ve grown up with them as my second family, and I wouldn’t be the nurse I am today without them. I love my Main and Metro family so much! 💛
I have to admit, the older I get the harder it can be to handle the stress of a busy shift, sick patients and the inability to eat, drink or even pee. But everytime I leave the unit, I feel good inside knowing that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose with a bladder made of steel. 😳💪🏼
Every step of my journey led me to be the caregiver I was meant to be for my beloved parents and now a best-selling author and speaker for fresh little newbies. ❤️📚💄👩🏼⚕️👩🏽⚕️
I can’t wait to see where my career will take me next. 🎊
Thankful to God for instilling in me the passion to become a nurse. I am one blessed RN! 🙏🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
Always refreshing to see new faces in the world of nursing! Blessed to share my thoughts and professional experience with mindfulness in healthcare. Thank you, Colleen Hernandez for allowing me to speak to these bright residents! 💛 ... See MoreSee Less