I know it is Christmas time and everyone is in a hurry or upset because they cannot find that one item for that last person on their list who has everything!!
Well, I just have to tell you all about Home Loving’s Christmas luncheon yesterday and how I received that perfect gift! I am so blessed that words could never explain exactly how I feel about our staff. Our caregivers are so special to me not because they are hard workers but because they care and enjoy their clients so very much. Plus they can come to the office walk into my office, sit down and start telling just how good a day or how bad a day they have had without a worry. It is amazing because most of them are the same as my children or grandchildren. I love listening to them good or bad and if there is something I can help them with that is fine also. It is a wonderful feeling to know we can laugh, cry, or just be silent as employer and employee sharing a moment. Thank you to each of our caring field staff!!
At our luncheon last Wednesday Crystal, Heather, Akeico surprised me with a gift that reached deep into my heart and pulled every string it could find. I wanted to cry, but decided really fast if I did my mom (who joined us for lunch) would get all upset, so I took a deep breath and enjoyed the moment. It seems Crystal and Tracey (our new agency director for Alamance/Orange) had my camera to go take pictures of caregivers/clients but never accomplished task. It seems they were too busy working on my present!! The present was an 8×10 of all my grandchildren with a calendar made of moments with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. How they did it; all I know it involved CVS and my camera. It was a calendar they created and it was outstanding, but to you or anyone else it would probably be just a calendar. The thought Crystal, Akeico, Heather, and Tracey put into this calendar just amazes me. They all know family is everything to me. I love my family so much it hurts and when they hurt, I hurt. I love to be involved in their lives! I am constantly thinking of things Papa and I can do with these babies, like taking them to Disney on Ice, vacation or just home with us for a long weekend. I guess I do this so I can make up for the hard times I had raising my babies by myself (no money to do anything extra). Anyway, this calendar has touched my heart and these ladies knew it!! I opened it to a calendar of each month of special memories with all my babies. I guess I had better not say babies because they range in age from 47 to 2 months, but they are all MY babies and I love them and love these ladies for knowing exactly how to make me smile!!
Thank you, Crystal, Tracey, Akeico, and Heather for not only doing a fantastic job for Home Loving, but being a part of my family and allowing me to love you all also. You are all so special to me and what a great team we have at Home Loving!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and hope Santa is good to you and you too receive the present of family this year!