I have a relative in his late eighties or maybe in his nineties who resides in a health care facility. His health until recently was good. He decided to move where he is to be near his beloved wife who needs constant care and supervision for her very advanced Alzheimers disease. Now his memory isn’t as sharp as it once was and his legs are giving him problems. It is very painful for him to move. This is upsetting to him because his spouse is on a different floor and it is difficult for him to visit her as is part of his desired daily routine.
When he was a young man he married the love of his life. After many many years of marriage the couple were finally blessed with the birth of a son in their later years He was the light of their lives. He was a good boy and grew up to become a handsome young man and a successful professional. But alas, in what should have been the best years of his life he passed away after bravely fighting a deadly illness. He left behind a wife and children. His death devestated his family including his parents.
Yesterday I had plans to visit my relative along with four cousins. But I awoke with a sore throat and heavy head and didn’t want to pass on anything.The others went and took cut up fruit and pastry and old photographs and had a Tea party in his room . Apparently a good time was had by all.
Just as they were preparing to leave a younger man entered the room and introduced himself. He had been the best friend of the older couple’s deceased son. Since the son isn’t there to visit his parents this wonderful man makes it his duty and pleasure to visit weekly in lieu of his buddy. There are still some good and thoughtful people in this world. Kudos to this person. I hope some day to have the pleasure to meet him.