Spark of Hope #71 – On December 24th, I kissed my father goodbye with tears streaming down my cheeks. For ten days, I’d witnessed my 79 year-old mother’s struggle to recover from a fall and broken bones. My father looked as though he were carrying a ton of bricks. My sisters were doing all they could to hold our parents above water…so to speak. Although it was clear that the rehabilitation center wasn’t meeting Mom’s recovery needs, there appeared to be no better option. Then, on Christmas Eve, I boarded a connecting flight and met an angel. Frank had lost his father to Alzheimer’s disease just days prior. He understood the urgency I felt to help my mother and mend my family’s breaking hearts. A fall is devastating to seniors, and even more so for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Frank encouraged me with his caregiving stories, his military can-do attitude and his faith in the seemingly impossible. On a wing and a prayer, I arrived back home and began taking bold steps. A string of miracles quickly became visible. Within days, my parents were transitioning to a senior resort community and skilled nursing rehabilitation under the same roof, five minutes from my home — at a price tag they could afford. Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday with family members who are willing to go the distance, as angels and miracles grace the path!
God Lights the Way with HOPE!
Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. A world without it is like a world without possibility. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!