Friday, July 20, 2012
Sometimes my job is so hard and sometimes very cruel. For those who dont know I do recreation in a nursing home. My job is very rewarding and I meet some of the most amazing people.My place is the last place they live before they go to heaven. So I want to make sure their stay is full of fun and dignity. My residents are like fine wine they get better with age.But yesterday I lost 2 of my favorite ladies. One of them was my all time favorite. She was 102 and still very active let me repeat that 102 and still very active. So when you say u are too tired or too old take it from my senior. She would ask me everyday did you go for your run and I would say yes. She would tell me she did her laps on the floor. She was so proud of me and proud of the type of father I was becoming. my kids would visit her and I was so happy she got to my precious Abby before she passed. Yesterday I was talking to her before the end and ws holding her hand and she asked me did you get your run in today with a smirk on her face. Here is this lady on her death bed and she is worried about me. I held her hand until her final breath and cried so much. I was so mad I worked last night because I needed to grieve but I worked. But today I went for a 10km run and said goodbye to my ladies. I probally made people scared to run after watching me. I was running crying so hard and running so hard. But it felt so good to say goodbye and when I was done I looked up and said yes I did my run!!!!!