You are loved…

you is kind, you is smartThis is one of my favorite scene’s from the movies…

These words are clear and full of meaning…

I believe these words carries a messages that inspire us to forge ahead…

My friend Julie has forged ahead through some very difficult roads in the past years…

I first met her in 1987 when I was young and venturing into my first full-time job as a patient care assistant at Saint Mary’s Intensive Care Unit. Julie was eager to help me learn the ropes. She was the same during a crazy and chaotic night as she was when we waited for hours for something to happen. She was steady, kind, energetic and ready to assist anyone with anything.

We kept in touch over the years and I always felt as if Julie and I were picking up like we had just talked yesterday…

I was delighted when she walked into Visiting Angels a little over a year ago, because her “little” kids, as I remembered them, were now in college. Julie was willing to give a little more….

Still working at Saint Mary’s, Julie dived into being a great caregiver for a number of our clients…

In addition to meeting their needs, she brought them kindness, commitment, compassion and a delightful, steady presence.

Over the last year, Julie has forged ahead through a re-occurrence of her cancer and battled through  effects of chemo and radiation and discouraging reports. But she forged ahead, serving others and believing that this too shall pass….

Today I talked to my sweet long time friend and she told me she was moving to Trillium Woods, our local Hospice Home. My heart breaks for her as she recognizes that even her will to live will not conquer the disease that ravages her body.

After I hung up, I thought about what it must be like to transfer from the local hospital to the Hospice home, we ordered up some flowers and asked that they be delivered and waiting in her room. The message was simple, it was no longer about forging ahead….

It simply said….

You are loved….

And in so many ways, that says it all!

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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