Thursday, May 31, 2012
For the sake of my new readers and followers, I will give a little background on myself. I am an only child, born in 1956. My mother had four miscarriages before I was born...then, in 1950, she gave birth to a son and called him "Richard". From the photos I have seen, he was a beautiful baby. Unfortunately, though, he died at the tender age of 7 months...bronchiole pneumonia. My mother was told by her doctor that she was unable to have any more children. After all, she had already lost 5. However, almost 6 years later I was born.
I am very grateful that I survived, as when I was born I was a mere 5 pounds 8 ounces...almost incubator bound. When I was 4 years old it was discovered that I had a rotten right kidney. The doctors told my parents that if they did NOT remove the kidney I would surely die...but if they DID remove it, I had a 50% chance to live. My parents opted to have the kidney removed. I have been living with one kidney well for 51 years now and have not needed any medication or treatment; thank God.
Now to get to the topic of this post. I have always loved the elderly ever since I can remember. I had a great aunt whom I was very fond of...and who was very fond of me. In the past week I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to a couple of elderly ladies...one at the bus stop whilst waiting for my bus, the other on the street, and both of them said to me, "You're such a nice lady!" This touched me deeply and I pray that I continue to be this way towards everyone I meet. I am sharing some photos that I found on the internet that touched my heart, and I hope they will touch your hearts as well. These are photos of elderly people.
The first photo is of an elderly couple shopping and holding the shopping basket together.
This second photo is of an elderly man and pig appearing to be comforting one another. This touches me deeply.
This next photo is also one that touches me deeply. An elderly man is holding a cat and both the man and the cat appear to have deep thoughts and feelings for one another.
Last photo for this post is an elderly woman with a cat...note the pure blissful expressions on both of them. Amazing and beautiful!
I sometimes see that some children of the elderly seem to get fed up and tired of listening to their parents share their memories of days gone by. I think it is good to listen to them, allow them to express themselves and talk about the things that they experienced and lived. The elderly can be a real encouragement to us and teach us much...if we let them be themselves and appreciate them for who they are.
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