Sometimes it takes a long time to emerge from the darkness of losing a spouse. It isn't that suddenly everything is fine again but as I work and try to help others the emptiness and lonliness are not a constant.
I am truly blessed to have been married to a wonderful gentleman. A proud Marine veteran of WWII. I am blessed too for our children and their families who are just a phone call away.
My daughter Debi is involved with a homeless shelter. She phoned the other day just to tell me she loves me and did I need anything.
She told me a man brought his 80 year old mother to the shelter and dropped her off. Knowing of her compassion and hearing the pain in her voice I askedhow I could help. The good news was the situation had been resolved by the head of the agency through the outreach program. The sad news is the lady and obviously a mother had been abandoned by her family. This happens often. And the elderly are being dropped off at nursing homes. Not by admittance.
I know there are always frustrating situations where help is needed but there are proper ways to resolve the problem.
I pray we, each one of us, will step forward when we see a child, an elderly person or little animals subjected to any form of abuse. See that help is provided. There are agencies out there. Of course one must do followup. We all know sometimes best intentions................
I pray we will each see beyond our own lives and give from the heart. Give the gift of love. We can all share a little time to ease the lonliness of others. We will be blessed.
Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays Mickey WE MUST NEVER FORGET