Another poetic thank you

During December and January, my mother-in-law was in hopsice care in my house.  The home health care worker who came to stay with us 24/7 was amazing.

This poem was written (and given) to her.

 

Before I met you,

I knew you had to be special –

To do the job you do.

 

I knew you were a

A gift sent to our family

In a time of need.

 

But when you came

And cared for our family member

With dignity, patience

And dedication

 

It meant the world to us.

 

You slept in a chair

Or on the floor next to her bed

For 21 days.

 

You didn’t step outside

At all

Not because we didn’t offer

But because of who you are

 

You weren’t picky, demanding or needy

You were the model of compassion, comfort and care.

 

You showed us how to care in the final weeks.

You showed us how to push through tired

You showed us how to bring dignity to the end

Of someone’s life.

 

You are

Someone special

A gift sent to our family

In a time of need.

 

And, we thank you for giving us

And our family member

A compassionate final few weeks.

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1 Comment

  1. Wendi said,

    February 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person.


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