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“Handsome man!”

on October 30, 2015

One of the staff at the nursing home always makes a point of greeting Anthony with “Handsome man!” Her wide, glorious smile almost always elicits his own smile and today that was the case.

The simplicity and constancy of this gesture is extremely comforting for me too, because I know she, and so many other staff, care about him. Genuinely.

A recent conversation:

Anthony: They love you. They always ask for you – they say, ‘Where is Julie? Where is your wife?’

Me: No, it’s you they love, not me, silly!

Anthony: No, it’s you! They always want a Julie in the room.

This afternoon, Anthony was extremely lucid until around 4.30pm when he kept ‘seeing’ me on his right hand side, when I was on the left, and vice versa.

Anthony: Where is Julie?

Me: You mean me?

Anthony: Oh there you are!

And that was when she came back – this beautiful staff member – and said those magic words:

Handsome man!


16 responses to ““Handsome man!”

  1. Trisha says:

    It’s so heartwarming to hear how wonderful the staff is there.

  2. tootlepedal says:

    Nice post. I am glad that your internet continues to behave.

  3. Caregivers are a special breed Julie! ❤
    Diana xo

  4. ksbeth says:

    they are magic –

  5. He can’t get enough of you. ❤

  6. jmgoyder says:

    True and it’s the same for me.

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