Ashley, my dad and I went to visit my Aunt Carole. She has been at Chancellor Gardens for the past several years.My dad tries to visit her often. She is his only sister (7 years older) and her health is declining rapidly. It breaks my heart.
My dad made the comment that the only good thing about her declining health is that she will let people touch and hug her now. She has struggled with different mental illnesses her entire life.
For several years my sisters, dad and I took turns buying her weekly groceries. It was a task that required a lot of time and patience. Each of us can share a colorful story about our experiences but you grow to love those you serve. My dad has been serving Carole for many years now and it is heartwarming to see how his love for her has grown.