Wednesday, October 24, 2012
My volunteer job is so fulfilling.Sad,happy,angry,confused are all feelings i experience on a daily basis.See my job is with people that no longer have homes.They have a place to stay but not a home is the top complaint.They are senior citizens.Some have alzheimers,some have mild dementia,some are just placed there to live out their final years.I walk in the door and see some glum faces that brighten upon seeing me.Susan they all holler!!I have a surprise for everyone,I yelled.They had stunned looks when i pulled out a cd player and popped some oldies in.There was laughter,singing,dancing,flirting,refreshm
ents from the nurses
and just alot of fun and smiles.I then pulled out coloring books and crayons
markers and paints.To say they were giggling and enjoying the day was an
understatement.Joy,a nurse walked over and hugged me tight.Susan,ya know when they are needing you Huh?I laughed and looked over at the slumbering sweethearts and smiled...they cheer me up so much!Oldies and Oldies go together!What a great time!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I will not change who I am for anyone.I have been through alot the last 8 years.I yo-yo at times but for the most part have held my own.I take full credit for back sliding and i'm in the learning process.My therapist says my body shows a neat trim figure and my eyes see a plus size figure.I know that my sweet,loving,kind self deserves to be healthy and I will not trade health anymore for ice cream or donuts.I cant tell you the amount of self esteem I had at 138 lbs.Im not waiting to be that weight again to feel good about myself.I love me any way I am!I am worthy of self LOVE! SUSAN
Monday, October 22, 2012
I am so sick of the rude,ugly,non thinking adults out there!!!Fat people have ears and can hear to spite what some people think.I'm standing in a line behind a morbidly obese young woman in a motorized shopping cart.She had limited arm reach and was asking for help and not one other person stepped forward.I dont know about anyone else but,I was raised with respect,love and kindness for my fellow man/woman.Two 20ish women stood in line laughing histerically and talking about the food she filled her cart with was for one meal!!The lady(Cynthia) had large tears rolling down her cheeks from embarrassment and I stopped in my tracks,scooped up her groceries laid them on the conveyer and called for the manager.Two came quickly,I reminded them of compassion and that a fat person isnt always choosing to be fat and if they are what the heck?Does that give anyone the right to humiliate another human being?The checker should have called a manager but,its not her fault.Cynthia is 24 years old,with no family and a beautiful soul.My oldest dd has offered to get her involved with a support group and call her when she needs a shopping escort.I am so proud of her!It feels so good to help somebody out.I am not one to stand for rudeness to another and have had my share of dirty names.But im still standing! SUSAN
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Our little bawling sweetheart entered the world today at 2:15.he is 5lbs 3 oz.and a month early.Annabelle said oooh baba,his mama said yeah hes your baba,She looked right at her mama and said no way!I want my drink!She is 13 months old!!!We all had a good laugh. SUSAN
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
I volunteer at a nursing home and one of my charges is Marcus.He has alzheimers.He comes from a family of SNOBS that look down their noses at everyone.It's hard for them to show Marcus any attention.Marcus obviously has changed a great deal and they are perplexed as to what to do.When he is agitated he says"sumbitch" over and over.
So,one day my grandson Gilbert came with me because his mom had an appointment.He is 11 but a childlike 11.He brought coloring books,markers,stamps,crayons,glue and a Groucho Marx type plastic mustache,glasses combo.I was sitting in the conference room where I could see him talking to Marcus' family.They were talking to me like I had personally handed out Alzheimers to Marcus!Of course Marcus began his chant of "sumbitch"which told me he was getting upset.My sweet boy walked in the room,took Marcus by the hand and lead him to the table.Handed Marcus crayons,a book and the plastic glasses were gently placed on Marcus face.I had never before seen him that much at ease.He smiled and laughed the whole time!!Later as we were cleaning up Gilbert asked me what Marcus was trying to say but never finished.You know Grammy?the "sumbitch"Laughing loudly I explained and he laughed too.See,Gilbert thought Marcus was saying "some bitch------and never finished his sentence.... SUSAN
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