Mira’s history continues

As I was explaining over the last couple of days, Mira, an 84-year-old Czechoslovakian woman, was my very best friend. Although age could be a factor, the length of time we knew one another could potentially have been more of a barrier than it ever way!
Mira and I met in July of 2013; introduced by my friend Linda, Mira’s daughter. Linda was going to graduate school and working two jobs, so when Mira’s health started to slip, so did Linda’s possibility of continuing on with her life if she did not get her mother some help.
It just so happened that I had mentioned to Linda that I had thought about starting my own elderly caregiving service (since I had been a displaced worker for the past few months because of a loss of contract in the corporate world). Taking care of people had always been my strong point and just seemed like a natural transition in a world that did not seem to want to offer me any other type of financial security.
I was nervous to be introduced to Mira, but after about 30 seconds, we had the ball rolling and it only stopped the day she took her last breath – about four months later. I think about her and pray for her daily and will love her forever. She was my unique angel that taught me to remember that With Age Comes Respect. Thanks to her that will resonate with me until the day I take my last breath. Until then I will honor her memory by doing the best possible job of caretaking that one can do!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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