"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Friday, August 31, 2012

NURSING HOME HUSBANDS

BOBBY came by the nursing home today to visit with his wife for awhile.  I'm not sure of Bobby's age but he appears to be in good enough shape.  His wife, on the other hand, is destined to spend the rest of her life in a nursing home.  Sometime he pushes her down the hall in her wheelchair, sometimes she just remains in bed but she looks forward to seeing him.

BOBBY is one of the good guys.  He's been coming to visit his wife day after day for several years now. The nurses like him; he rarely raises a fuss.  I suspect Bobby and his wife  been married at least 50 years, maybe longer.  I'm not sure what he does with the rest of the day but he does not ever neglect visiting his wife.  Outside of the nursing home, BOBBY is for all intents and purposes a widower.  I don't know how he does it, I just know he comes to check on his wife Every Single Day.  Nobody has ever heard him complain. He always shows up.

BOBBY is one of the good guys.

2 comments:

Encourage One Another said...

Amen!

Brian Miller said...

bobby is one of the good guys...i used to work a retirement home when i was in college...and visit the residents...we still do, just not as frequently...so many that just need the attention...