Tuesday, December 11, 2018
31 days of posts another story
Joy in a new family
Maddie was so happy. She couldn't remember when she had been so happy!
This new family that adopted her was so joyous and loving, and a total surprise.
When you were alone, you didn't always have much choice about who took care of your needs. Not all caretakers were kind either. She tried not to envy other people with families to love them, and to look forward to seeing, but she was lonely and a little sad especially at Christmas.
That was over now that she had a home to go to. She had settled in very quickly, getting to know the routine and the parents, the new room, the type of food prepared and schedules. She loved it all.
Somehow, they all made her feel like part of the family, like she fit in, like she belonged there. Not just a charity case, but she was now a part of the whole. What a gift! She had given up hope!
At the age of 89, she finally felt comfortable! She loved her first floor room, and space to use her walking frame. She ate well, and slept well and the young mom took her to doctor's appts. The young Dad was kind and gentle, helping her up from chairs.
Yes this new program was a good one, letting families adopt a grandparent. She loved their kids, her new grand kids. She was teaching the older one to knit, and she liked baking cookies with the other one. Love. It has no boundaries and no limits. It's a joy to belong!