An unusually quiet day for a great lady (Posted late on 05/31 from 05/29)

As disease spreads through her system, this lady continues to amaze me. The pain that she must be experiencing has bent even the hardest of individuals in two; making them squirm and cry out for help. Yet, there is never so much as a peep from this strong stately lady. The best way I can tell that she is hurting is that she seems out of sorts and likes to sleep a lot. While she is easy, it is still hard to witness.
The only thing that I can picture during these times is learning videos that used to appear on Saturday mornings in between cartoons – or perhaps the Magic School Bus videos both of my boys enjoyed to their fullest while growing up. I can just hear the simple explanations; the cartoon-like inner workings of the human body being explained away as though the topic is typical playground conversation. But what this lovely lady has is not simple or anything that can even be explained away for that matter.
It is a hardened condition that is seizing her body in its golden years and squeezing life from it as though it has the right to do so. But there is nary a complaint from this saintly woman. I just want to hold her hand and take away all the pain that I know she has to be feeling but never expressing. I just want to do something besides sit idly by and let her shrivel up before going to her final home. I want to show her in every way possible that I completely believe in the concept that With Age Comes Respect.


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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