15 May

Eating The First Slices Of Cake

by Jon Katz

There are always beautiful moments when I watch the Mansion staff move in and sense the needs of the residents. In a sense being an aide in a place like the Mansion is a job, but of course, it is more than that. It is a calling.

They are not paid a lot of money, but they brim with love. Nobody asked her, but Brittany sensed that Ruth would have trouble handling her cake and giving some to Wayne, whose hand movement was impaired by his stroke.

I brought Ruth and Wayne their cake, but I didn’t think about how they would eat it, and that’s the difference. Brittany moved in right behind me and handled it.

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