Aren't We All Family?
--by mindyjourney, posted Jun 3, 2016
Thankfully, he didn't hit his head on the sidewalk! A few more of us gathered around, assessing the situation. I gave my cell phone to husband to call 911.
It seemed lot happened all at once, but there were at least 4 or 5 of us by the man's side. <3 His wife was alerted (she had been walking their dog in the pet area) and then she brought his oxygen. Someone took his pulse; another cushioned his head.
Waiting for the ambulance to get there, I held his hand and looked in his eyes. I patted his face and touched his forehead. I assured him that help was on its way.
I think I saw a glimpse of a far-off place in his eyes. It tears me to think of it now.
Once the ER team got there, I talked to his wife. His medical history was very rough, with a triple bypass and fight against cancer. This was their last trip out West to visit their son, who was retiring from the military.
I gave her an origami dove and HUGE hug and then before we all dispersed, thanked everyone for their assistance and gave out more doves.
One young man, who had been so very very helpful, asked if I was family.
"No," I said, shrugging, "but then again, aren't we all family?"
He nodded and smiled in agreement. :) Gave him a HUGE hug too.
Please keep the elderly man and his wife in your positive thoughts and prayers, my friends. Grateful for ALL of your Love and Light and support. You so helped! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my kind family.