“A Resident’s Wish”

A few days ago I asked one of our resudents what is the one thing that I could do for him, or did he have a specific wish. His answer was,

“I would like to ride around to some of the places where I use to go, and see some of the scenery that I havn’t seen in a long time. I would also like to go to “Beas” , (a 60 year year old restaurant in Chattanooga) and eat.”

This past Thursday he and I spent almost five hours together, and 150 miles doing what he wished to do.I let him tell me where wanted to go, and what he wanted to do,..it was such a blessing to see his eyes light up like a kid at Christmas as he would point out some particular place, or tell me something about the days of past.

I took my camera and took a lot of pictures of everything he wanted to take pictures of,.. pictures of cows, barns, old signs, pastures, etc. When we finally arrived at “Beas”, I told the manager of the restaurant who I was and a little about my elder friend,..he got his name and in a little while came over and gave him a big welcome,.he was so delighted! We had a wonderful day, and experiences that I will never forget! What I gave him cost very little monetary wise,…but the one thing that I gave him , and the one that mattered the most was my time!

Ronnie Case – Director of Spirituality
The Bridge at South Pittsburg, TN

 

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