Diana McMillion, CNA1
This season we are thrilled to feature Certified Nursing Aide Diana McMillion! She has been serving Stay at Home clients since June 2013.
Growing up, Diana’s mother had many surgeries and she was always by her side. As an adult, she served as a caregiver for many other family members. With God’s help, her family provided the best quality of life and comfort so that they could keep loved ones at home. Diana felt a calling for home care, and wanted to use what she had learned to help others in the same situation.
She loves everything about caregiving! Diana enjoys providing those extra touches like warming towels in the dryer for a shower or applying lotion during a foot massage to make a client feel special. Diana and her clients often sing, “Jesus Loves me,” especially during a shower or bath time. She goes to her clients to bless them, but she is the one that ends up being blessed.
Diana was born and raised in Charleston, WV, and grew up in a very close, loving Christian family filled with affection and much laughter. She married a U.S. Marine; they traveled extensively, and at one point lived in Hawaii. During that time, she learned sign language with other Marine Corps wives so they could communicate with a 10-year-old neighbor’s daughter who was deaf.
She has served in various ministries at North Raleigh United Methodist Church. The music ministry holds her heart and she is active in the choir. On occasion, Diana has used sign language to enhance worship through song. She also became a Stephen Minister in 2000. A Stephen Minister is a trained lay person who volunteers their time to be there for someone who is going through a crisis in need of confidential support without judgment. Diana has also been able to use these skills in her caregiving role.
One of her favorite clients raves about Diana, “She deserves to be caregiver of the century! Diana brings blessings to my Mother every time she walks through the door. Mom is thriving under Diana’s care!” Diana responds, “I blanket everything I do in prayer. I pray for my clients before I even meet them and know God is with us as we bond our relationships. I truly love what I do and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is in it with me.”
We love you, Diana, and are blessed to have you on the team!