Something most of you may not know is that My #mom
has lived in a #nursing
care facility for the majority of my life.
Some hear this and immediately feel bad for me. Which is OK, I understand.
For a while I felt bad for me and my siblings too.
However as I have grown up I have seen the little #blessings
and life lessons that I have been exposed to because of this and I am #thankful
for each one.
Tonight my oldest #son
& I went to spend the evening with my mother and the other residents at a #Pie
I couldn't help but admire all the #wonderful #elderly #friends
I've made. The little things that they each teach me.
, old wives tales.. The list can go on and on.
Most of the residents I've grown to love over the years have since passed away but I am thankful for each person and moment they've shared.
Tonight I couldn't help but feel blessed to have had the #opportunity
to be raised amongst a group of people that essentially get forgotten. And even better see that my children (tonight I particular, my oldest son) enjoy visiting with the elderly too.
Seeing him help them eat, walking and talking with them down the halls, and #laughing
with them around the table. ♥
If you have an opportunity to volunteer at your local care center, I highly encourage you to do so.
You'll meet great people and make great #friendships
memories. You'll learn of a #generation
that is soon to be lost, but above all you will brighten the day of a person who often times feels forgotten and alone.
Tonight I go to bed with a heart filled with #love
for all of the elderly people at the care center that have become #family