Jessica Urtz has a lot of long days. She and her husband, Phillip, live in New York where she works as a stroke nurse. Phillip says she tries to hide her exhaustion at times, but he caught a photo of her that shows the reality of dedicated medical care professionals. He said this in a private Facebook post.

“This is my wife Jessica having dinner after a 14 hour day. When she returns home from work, has enough time to eat and get ready for bed and it’s back to work the next day for another shift.”

“She is up early to get ready for her day and doesn’t like to be bothered in the morning so I respect that.

“Then she has a quick shower, throws her hair up, grabs her lunch gives the dog and me a kiss and heads out the door.”

“At work she takes care of people who are having the worst days of their lives. Strokes, Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, breaks, brain damage and more.”

“My wives role also involves looking after the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends & families.”

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what happened she will take care of you.”

“She works through lunch and barely has time to sit down.”

“When she returns home after her long 14-hour shift she removes the shoes that have walked through blood & tears and just sits down.”

“I don’t ask her about her day because as she doesn’t like to talk about work when she is home and that’s fine.”

“If she does want to talk, I will listen.”

“Sometimes she comes home happy and sometimes she comes home sad. But no matter how she feels, she is always on time for her next shift.”

“I love her with all my heart. My wife is my hero. My wife is a Stroke Nurse.”

Phillip shared this beautiful post with this photo:

Phillip said his post was inspired by another man, Bobby Wesson, who put something similar on his own Facebook:

Doctors get a lot of attention and glory. Nurses, not so much. We’re so grateful for these hard-working men and women who care for people every day.

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