The inspirational story of one woman's faithful determination in answering God's call to become a nurse told by her devoted husband who walked alongside her every step of the way.
Two words capture the essence of Mary Ann Byas-Drake: predestination and perseverance.
A natural nurturer with a heart full of compassion, Mary Ann felt called to become a nurse since she was a young girl. However, in her pursuit of her dream, she encountered obstacles and setbacks that could have discouraged her and completely derailed her dream.
But with dogged determination, encouragement and a strong work ethic instilled in her by her parents and grandparents, and angels appearing in her life along the way-one of them her loving husband, Willis-Mary Ann persevered and ultimately accomplished her dream and fulfilled God's call on her life.
Mary Ann's story is a testament to the grace of God in every person's life. Her grit and faithfulness prove that you, too, can achieve the dreams God has placed in your heart, despite the mistakes you have made or the obstacles, hardships, and setbacks life throws at you, if you are destined and determined.
College-age women and men who feel called to care for others and are drawn to the nursing profession will find great inspiration, encouragement, and motivation in this remarkable woman's story.