wings and things

The beautiful people

on August 5, 2015

I remember, a couple of years ago, when it was all new and frightening, dropping into the nursing home to see Anthony one day and ….

…. there were all of these staff at the desk, probably having handover, and, despite my fear and grief, their smiles to me gave me the confidence to shout out “Ah, it’s the beautiful people!”

That was probably the first mutual laugh and I think, since then, the connection between staff, Ants and me has been a lovely thing. I have worried from time to time that my constant presence in the afternoons might interrupt the routine, and it probably does, but the staff are all so fond of us now (yay!) that, hopefully, I’m not in the way too much.

It is an enormous comfort to me that various staff members will come into Anthony’s room and visit him/us just because they want to and because they like him.

These are the most beautiful people in the whole wide world!

16 responses to “The beautiful people

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    I wonder how much negativity & demanding attitudes the staff gets on a daily basis … thus, the way they embraced the two of you. Although I’m sure you have more than your share of moments, cheers to your attitude … well … I’ll toast with wine later in the day as it is approaching 9 am for me … then again, it’s noon somewhere. 😉

  2. Deb Ashcroft says:

    We think your pretty special also Julie. I personally love that you visit your loving husband daily that’s who you are a devoted loving and caring wife, mother, friend and person x

  3. susanpoozan says:

    I am delighted for you and Anthony, sounds the perfect place for his and your needs.

  4. Terry says:

    This post made me feel good. You are obviously in a good nursing home and I am thankful because there are so many rotten ones out there in the world. Hugs

  5. Trisha says:

    I’m sure they love having you there and find your devotion to Anthony very inspiring, as we all do!

  6. The staff are likely very glad that you’re there as I’m sure they feel more confident knowing you’re with him and don’t have to worry about it as much… It’s good that you feel comfortable… Diane

  7. Lovely Julie, and too bad if you’re in the way, that’s your husband! ❤
    Diana xo

  8. Well, they do have you and Anthony as role models. 🙂

    • Vicki says:

      Well said.
      Both Julie & Anthony are people who love people, and as such, they deserve all the love and attention they so obviously enjoy.

  9. The truly beautiful people are those whose beauty comes from the inside, those who chose to work with the elderly are wonderful people generally speaking

  10. My Heartsong says:

    A fitting tribute, Julie.

  11. It is wonderful for you to be part of such a caring community in Anthony’s world at the nursing home.

  12. MrKnowBody says:

    Thanks for your beautiful thoughts

  13. You have a unique situation, I think.

  14. if no one has told you today, you and ants are beautiful people! xoxo

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