Saturday, April 03, 2010
I took the cutest stuffed lamb over to one of my church and Hospice friends at a rehab/nursing home.
A couple of months ago this fantastic 88 year old suffered a massive stroke. The first time I visited she wanted to give up, as son her wanted a feeding tube (she couldn't swallow) She told me NO, in no uncertain terms. Word came up that her tests showed she could swallow and the tide turned. She is legally blind and has lived alone (with only son taking her to dinner and shopping once a week) for many years. Now from the stroke she was totally paralyzed on her right side.
Today there is hope that she will go home with a walker in a couple of weeks. When I saw her the first time I told her "If HE brings you too it, HE will bring you through it". HE did. BTW the Lamb, although it looked like "Lambchop" is a symbol of Easter. We are HIS flock. I certainly am inspired by this spunky little lady. To me this is a lesson learned. No matter how big or how small the challenge, we can do it if we only have the will.