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  1. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work for my local county in the older adults dept. Well, yesterday, I had one of my favorite clients. No one else could stand him. He was loud, demanding, hard headed, and opinionated. I one the other hand, got along great with him. I think it is my personality. I am the opposite, and I think it was the fact that I actually cared what happened to him. Anyway, he was my buddy. I saw him yesterday morning, and he was his normal self. He was in and out of sleep the entire time I was there, so I didnt think anything abnormal. I went on about my business and did what I had to do. I got a call first thing this morning from my supervisor, and she informed me that he had passed away yesterday afternoon. This is a sad day for me. To top it off, another caretaker for a client I care for is having a check-up done today to determine if she is fit to take care of my client anymore. If the dr. deems no, then my client will be shipped off to the nearest nursing home. What a day! I know God has his hand on all of this, and is not giving me more than I can handle. I just wish he could give me warning first [​IMG]
     
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

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    God bless you.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How sad. I guess he went when he was ready to go.
     
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Bless you for being his friend when he needed one. So so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  5. Shayna

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    The man you're talking about sounds exactly like my grandpa - unbelievably so. I know that a few people like you have befriended him and brighten his difficult days. They have helped give him the will to fight for more time. Even though I don't know the man you recently lost, I am absolutely sure about how you made him feel. Thank you for treating people how they deserve to be treated, even if they can appear to be difficult. You made a difference in his life. Condolences for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  6. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are a special angel to these folks. They are blessed to have a kind caregiver. I'm sure you made that cranky old fella very happy and that he waited to say goodbye to you before he went "home" and went peacefully. God bless you!

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  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    So sorry for your loss. Sometimes the ornery ones are the ones you remember the longest, and end up liking the best. [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm so happy you were there for him and brought him joy. I also wonder how much God really thinks we can handle,, and I wish he didn't have so much faith in how much!
     
  9. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2...I've thought this a million times. But I've discovered He doesn't make mistakes, even when His calls are hard to take.
     

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