Monday, November 26
Dont let age fool you
I'm telling you I get such a kick out of hanging out with these Seniors(Not High school) The Sweet little old gray hair ladies(ya right) So the other day I'm at "The Estates" visiting, I stopped by to do some volunteer work.Sandra.age 89.She decided to get on her Hover Around and go help out her Sister.So she went to.Viola age 93 to teach her how to use her breathing machine.Suddenly Sandra's door to her apartment flew opened.There stood a little ol lade clinging to her walker.She said "THIS is my house" I said, "I know they all look alike,I think you live down the hall".(Not wanting to offend her) She said "NO, this is my home" ....So I called Sandra.at her Sisters.She said I think I know who your talking about.Shes 105(No joke,105)But ask her to make sure its the right lady".Well I didn't want to offend her,Or worse get ran over with that walker.I said Mary. I need to match up your Apartment number by your age.She stood there a minute.Proudly said"I am 105. Sandra said Oh she live in C119, I convinced her I got the correct address for her and I walked along side her as she made her way down the long hall to her Apartment We got to her door and she unlocked it and said, "Here's my home,Thank you.I Dont have a caregiver on weekends anymore since my kids said they had to cut back on weekends due to finances."I smiled and said well here's your recliner waiting for you,Put your feet up awhile.She recognized it and sat down and took a deep breath.She was home again..........But for how long .So sad,I hated to leave her but nothing I could do.So I'm praying for Mary 105 that God would watch over her.
Then today I came back to hear the elderly sing. There's about twenty of them.Yes there off key,shaky voices,But they sing for the Lord with their heart.The director Hazel talks with her eyes closed.(It helps her concentrate) it has become a bad habit and makes the others nervous.She said Lets conclude with the song on page 103,Slowly the group mumbled to each other,What page?Hazel said 103.One gentleman flipped to page 3.Hazel saw him and raised the mic closer to her mouth page 103(she yelled with her eyes closed) .One guy in the back wanted to help her out, He shouted out......Page 113.Hazel shook and raised her fist in the air.NO NO NO...... PAGE 1O3 Calming herself down, she whispered This is one of my favorites.Amazing Grace.
I had to laugh to myself.