Hold My Hand

jane's hand 2015A few months ago I shared about my friend, Bernice, that  lives in a nursing center.  She has had some health issues lately and has needed extra daily love and care.

A conversation with hubby today…. “I really don’t feel like going today, I mean, I really wouldn’t mind a day to stay home and curl up on the sofa.”  But she counts on you….  “I know.  And I have her blanket I washed.  She needs that.”

A conversation with Bernice at the nursing center a little later…. “Hi Bernice, how are we today?”  Oh honey, I just knew you would come.  If it weren’t for you I don’t know how I would make it.  I know you must be getting tired of coming, but I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.  I love you so much. “You mean a lot to me, Bernice, and you are a strong woman.” I don’t feel very strong.  If I rest a while, will you be here when I wake up?  “Of course I will.”  Then here,  hold my hand…

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11 Responses to Hold My Hand

  1. russtowne says:

    Thank you for being there for Bernice, for bringing warmth and kindness to one so much in need of both.

  2. Thank you for your beautiful heart, for creating warmth and sharing it so generously where ever you are and where ever you go. Hugs

  3. I do an awful lot of worrying about the world today. Shocked and appalled by how mean spirited one human can be towards another.
    The world would be a much better place if everyone had a heart like yours, Paula ❤️

    • I am with you on the worrying, Maggie! Feeling unsafe and threatened in what used to be comfortable places….ty for your kindness. Some days though, everyone would be better off if I stayed in bed! Lol! Hugs from home♡

  4. I’m sure you were so glad you didn’t take the day off. You must be such a blessing to Bernice. xx

  5. Lexa says:

    Bernice is blessed to have you in her life. Bless you both.

  6. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Isn’t it wonderful that she acknowledged what you had been feeling — that you get tired of going? But your service to another will come back to you at a time when you need it.

  7. How beautiful! What a gift your time and friendship is to her!

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