Jun 12, 2007

Visit A Nursing Home This Week....
The Lives You Touch,
They Will Lift You 500 Times Over.
I Promise.



21 Comments:

tegdirb92 said...

I volunteered in one as a child and it changed my life. Thanks for the reminder :) Great shots.

Jolene said...

Wow, these photos make me "feel" way too much at once. How sweet of you. I'm sure it does make a huge difference.

It makes me wonder what the man pictured was doing when he was 30. Time doesn't stand still for anyone. I hope I get visits too when I'm his age.

Powerful message Nicoal.

Dawn said...

Those darling girls and I go visit a 100-year-old lady from our church who lives in Assisted Living. We like to go at lunch and make everyone's day. What fun to see their faces when little girls walk in.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back any time.

Word Quilter said...

You can tell that he is smiling on the inside, though it may not be showing on the outside. How blessed he is to have someone make him feel like smiling! Thanks for sharing these heart-tugging photos. And, thanks for visiting my blog!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Stacey,

I love your pictures and blog. You have such a sweet heart. I love volunteering also. Bless you for doing that. Thanks for sharing and Happy WW.

Smiles and Blessings,

Angel ():)

amy said...

you reminded me of my early nursing days..I miss nursing homes..Arent they an awesome place to visit?

Villager said...

My first time visiting your blog. I love the flow and admire your remembrance of your sister. My younger brother passed two years ago. I still miss him.

peace, Villager

Deborah said...

My heart goes out to the older people, enjoyed visiting your blog, love always me

Donna said...

My mom spent her last years in a nursing home. The residents do, indeed, enjoy any visitor.

Tis me.... said...

My boys did this as a Cub Scout project. It is very touching indeed!

Write From Karen said...

Hey Stacey with an E, you don't live too far from me! (Springfield).

What a sweetie - I love how he's posing for the camera.

Angela Giles Klocke said...

I have a hard time in nursing homes. It just hearts my hurt too much...

Cat said...

Awww there is John, I wanna meet this man. he is such a Heart Breaker!

I may have to make the trip to LS and join you on this one. Not this wednesday but next!

Hubby is working hard, I gotta stay and supervise. lol

doing youth tonight?

Moksha Gren said...

A wonderful message and wonderful pictures.

And Happy Wednesday from a Missourian from the opposite side of the state.

pinks & blues girls said...

You are just a treasure! I can only imagine how wonderful you make the day of the people there!

Happy WW!

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Katkat said...

I love to hear their stories. I have sat there for hours and learned more about life then I can in a book or on TV.

Karina said...

Really nice! I used to visit nursing homes when I was younger...maybe I should think about doing it again. Thanks for the reminder.

Your blog is beautiful by the way.

Thanks for visiting...happy WW!

Nicki Mann said...

Good message! I've been thinking about volunteering in a nursing home... but little kids are more my specialty. As a kid I spent a lot of time in nursing homes cause my dad was the guardian of my grandmother and elderly great-aunt... so I sorta developed a phobia...

Moksha Gren said...

In response to your comment on my blog...Yes, St Louis. However, I was born over in the KC area and the region is still littered with my family members, so I know it well. I do love it over there, but I'm happy to stick with my river town...even if it is the wrong side ;)

Bubba's Sis said...

Nursing homes are hard - they break my heart as well - but I know how much it means to those people to have visitors. So I go. And when I leave I sit in my car and bawl.

Stacie said...

When we took the twins to visit my grandmother, who lived in another state, we spent more time in the hall way getting to and from her room, stopping to visit with residents, than we did with her.