Every time I visit my dad in his memory care community, I learn a little more about compassion. As my mom and I were leaving today, there were a group of four women together – two in wheelchairs and two sitting with walkers. I recognized three of them, but one I had not seen before. As we were approaching, one of the ladies asked if she was new there. The woman replied that she was. They asked, “Brand new here?” She said “Yes, brand new.” One woman extended her hand and said, “Welcome! It’s nice to meet you!” The new resident took her hand and gave it a slow shake as they held on to one another. The scene warmed my heart and reminded me that no matter what capabilities or infirmities people have, we all desire that human connection, and each of us is able to offer that connection.
I Found God today in a beautiful connection.