What a Sunday morning it was! Several weeks ago I got a phone call from the Pastor's wife at the Retirement Community where I had worked for 15 years. She said the residents were wanting me to come and sing for them at a Sunday morning service, something I had done many times while employed there We decided on December 19.
I had not been to the facility since I ended my employment in May. It was so good to see many of my friends, both residents and staff. I was excited to see the full-time receptionist who is going to be a Nana for the first time in March. She couldn't wait to tell me. I got hugs from 2 of my former staff persons and many others. I was able to chat with many residents. One gentleman greeted me with 'There's Doris from the forest!' I told him I have been waiting for that greeting! Another resident told me about her sister passing away and now it is only she that is left in her family. I told her I had seen in the newspaper that her sister had passed and that I prayed for her. I knew she would be so sad.
So many people whom I love and miss! I was honored by the love I was shown this morning. When Dorothy calls to ask again, which she said she will, I will certainly say yes.