I work for a company that provides companionship for the elderly. We also provide transportation and help cleaning around the house. I have come to love this job because it has opened up a whole new world of friendships to me. But especially the joy of being able to give to people who need some extra help and comfort.
Right now I have a client that I have worked with for a year and a half. She has Alzheimer's and he is caring for her at home. She is basically in stage 7 and we are looking at the end of this but we aren't "quite there yet". I not only sit with her to help take care of her but I also provide respite for her husband. He and I have become very good friends and we both look forward to our "smoke breaks" and share whatever is going on in our lives. They are so dear to me that it will be hard watching the end of her life. When she passes I'm worried he will follow since his entire world is devoted to taking care of her.
Despite my grief I am blessed that they have come into my life! There are so many people who need some love and attention and just a bit of extra help. I know we all will end up like this so I hope and pray there will be a kind soul who will be there for me.