An Elderly Woman's Cry Led To This Beautiful Act Of Kindness And Connection
--by splain, posted Sep 15, 2020
I took the lady into the bathroom and she was crying and looking in the mirror. To calm her down I started to brush her hair, it was soaking. The caregiver left and I grabbed a small towel and dried her hair as well as gently rubbing her head. She just kept crying and was terribly upset. So I wrapped my arms around her, rubbed her back and hugged her. At the same time, I was talking very quietly to her and rocking her.
She sobbed in my arms. When she calmed down I sat with her and then, as she was Italian I kissed both cheeks and her hands. She then returned that gesture to me. I said goodbye in Italian and she was happy. Her anguish had been heart-breaking. All she really needed was a big loving hug and reassurance. It must be terrible to live in a world that is so strange to her. I left feeling her love and I know she felt my love. This has to be one the most beautiful connections I have ever known.
May we all have the opportunity to make a difference in each others lives.
Bless you, tracy