Tender

Tender

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

I watched as she wiped his lips as he was eating, moved items he was about to knock over away, mashed up his food, cut up his meat and she did it all with such kindness. I learned that they had been married 37 years and 10 years of that time she had cared for him with such kindness. He would never be able to say thank you, he would never show tenderness and express love for her treatment, he was just there.

But she was not, she was involved, loving, caring, and meeting all his needs with kindness. The Word says for us to ‘Be Kind’ just like Jesus.

Across the hall was a man never visited; no one except those who were paid did anything for him. He never felt a warm touch, never hear an I love you, nothing warm and caring ever came through his ears.

He too was married but the love of his wife was unable to accept the horror in which he lived. She left one day and never returned, his life or lack of life was more than she could manage. He would not miss her, she would not miss him.

I don’t throw stones and I don’t bring judgment, I just write the story.

Ivan

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Published in: on April 17, 2016 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment