One of my sweetest memories as a young girl, about 8 years old, was going to a nursing home with a group of friends and meeting some of the kindest and funniest people. We took a little treat to them and had a list of questions to ask them. I met a tiny, little lady named Chloe. She was so funny! She told my friend and I the silliest things she did as a child. She smiled from ear to ear when she spoke of her sweet husband and how he proposed to her. She showed us pictures of her grand kids and great grand kids. She said there are 63 all together but with a sad tone said they are all busy and she doesn’t see most of them very often. She quickly changed the subject with another silly story. Meeting her changed me. I wanted to be like her when I grew up. To laugh and find joy in the small things.
I reflected on my experience with Chloe throughout my teenage life and took a course at age 16 to be a Certified Nurses Assistant. This decision impacted the rest of my life. I worked at a care center and fell in love with kindred spirits I found there. I learned so much in those four years. They are kind, forgiving, generous, thoughtful, spunky, wise, and fun. But most of them are very lonely.
I made these adopt a grandparent questionnaires for you to make it easy for you to meet some of these special people. Start a relationship. Be a friend. Visit them again. Visit them often. You won’t regret it. I am so excited to do this with my children! Look up a local Nursing Home, Care Center, Retirement Home, Assisted Living home, ect… Let them know you would like to come a visit with some of their special residents. They will be able to set up a time for you to come with your group or family. I guarantee you will LOVE IT!
Who are some of the lonely YOU have visited?!
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DAY 9: JESUS CHRIST VISITED THE LONELY
To see the themes for the other days, see: Light Up the World: 25 Ways in 25 Days