She Is Still Singing

New Beginnings


Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Sweetest Name I know
Fills my every longing
Keeps me singing as I go.

Lela B Long

Just before her hundredth birthday my friend Florence went to be with Jesus. Florence was a special member of our Wednesday afternoon hymn-sing  in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Allied Services where I visit each week. No matter the day and no matter the song it seemed that Florence always knew the words and always sang along (Loudly!). Some days Florence would be just singing to herself all through each day. Her life echoed with a cheerful melody even in her 99th year.

Of course we all thought we were helping Florence. I brought a little cheer and music. The nurses helped her to have the dignity to live her best. But for anything we gave we each received from her much more. She gave us her smiles in the face of…

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