We are more than happy to help! It’s so important for young people to connect with and show love to their ‘elders’…a notion that never should age. Children are naturals at making others smile – and they LOVE to share their joy!
I had volunteered in a nursing home in Bucks County (Neshaminy Manor) as a young teen, helping to feed lunch to those who could no longer feed themselves. What a humbling, eye opening experience. The woman with whom I’d become the closest used to be a brain surgeon – but after a severe stroke, was confined to a bed, without the use of her limbs. While I offered her only my pity and help, she offered me true friendship – though I was 13 and she was 60. Her mind and soul and humanity were intact – and she showed me how valuable a life can be – limbs functioning or not. It breaks my heart to think of people, just like me (only fast forward 30 years or so!), that just need a touch of kindness….Trisha, YOU are that kindness!!!!! THANK YOU!
Your post is very special to me – thank you. Missing my mom, but so glad that her heart lives on….