Monday, April 30, 2012

Making a Difference {Miss Joan} Doylestown Hospital Volunteer

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If you are are lucky enough to have your baby on a Monday at Doylestown Hospital,
you will get to meet the one and only, Miss Joan.
She bustles onto the maternity floor each Monday for her noon to 4 PM shift.
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Miss Joan was in the fashion industry in NYC for 40 years before retiring to Doylestown.
You can tell right away when you meet her that she is a fashionista. 
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Her rings and earrings are always flashy!
They outshine her turquoise volunteer smock,
but they never outshine her million dollar smile.
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And that smile?
It comes bursting right out along with her ruby red lipstick.
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Miss Joan and her friends knit these precious little newborn hats for all Monday babies.
She takes time to add special details to each hat. 
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Miss Joan never had any children.
She gets all her snuggles and love in each Monday afternoon with the babies.
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Thank you for making a difference Miss Joan.
You make the world a more beautiful place.
One baby head at a time. 
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25 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Oh my goodness, there must be moms checking in right now to see if their doctors will induce them on a Monday! (Although can I just say from experience, they might want to consider Sunday if they want to meet her?) Those hats are ALMOST as beautiful as her smile! How fun!

Tracy P. said...

Oh silly me--she's actually IN labor and delivery, not the maternity ward. That's ok, I'm sure no one actually induces on a Sunday anyway.

Dina Lettre said...

OMGoodness...love it so much!!

hannah singer said...

what a gem!
love those precious hats, and her SMILE is awesome.

thanks for sharing! xo

Tina´s PicStory said...

love this little caps :) good job!

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh, those small hats are so cute. She is so sweet! <3

...melody... said...

Oh Becky...these photos are beautiful! You captured her beauty inside and out. I LOVE her red lipstick and the hats are darling! :)

Gigi said...

You meet the most extraordinary people!

Tamar SB said...

My sister did a rotation there during med school! She is so full of life and spirit! Those hats are AMAZING!

Clairejustine said...

Lovely post :)

Teri said...

I love this! Those hats are so cute! I am a knitter also so what a great way to give back! What an amazing woman to give back that way!!!

April said...

Oh, what a sweet and beautiful lady! Those little hats are the cutest! Would sure love to see what they look like on a tiny baby's head!

Charisma Moran said...

She seems like such a sweet lady!! Those hats are adorable!!

photowannabe said...

What a darling woman and those hats are adorable. I can just picture them on the sweet newborn heads.
Beautiful tribute Becky.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I love meeting people like this. When my kids were born the circumstances were as such that the hospital volunteers made them things. It was so special to us that strangers would donate their time, skills & love into making something for our babies that they didn't even know. We really cherish those gifts. They are now kept save in our time capsule.

noreen said...

those hats are adorbs!!!

Sharon said...

What a fine lady! The hats are just adorable. Thank you for cheering up my day with this story!

Erika B said...

What an amazing person! And those hats are just the cutest.

Erika B

Nancy said...

An awesome lady! Love those hats. Too cute for words. :)

Skeller said...

oh, to be a Monday baby!!! for the record, Miss Joan's smile is as awesome as those amazing hats!! Becky, this is the best story I've read all week - it makes my heart smile :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...what a joy she is!! And she looks like a version of Sally Jesse Raphael with those sweet glasses.
Love this!

Maddy said...

The World needs more people like Miss Joan :) The hats are darling and I love her spec and lipstick! I bet there are a lot of happy mommas and babies on Monday at Doylestown Hospital :)

Leah said...

Just beautiful. The joy in that smile!

Teachinfourth said...

You have some great shots here! I really need to come back more often and enjoy them, my friend.

Sharon said...

You captured her so beautifully! The first thing I noticed about her were the gorgeous red glasses and then I read about her fashion career! What a sweet, sweet thing to do for the babies. The hats are ADORABLE.