Published Sep 20, 2002
Dear Lord, please grant my visitors
tolerance for my confusion, forgiveness for
my irrationality and the strength to walk
with me in the mist of memory my world has
Please help them take my hand and stay
awhile even though I seem unaware of their
Help them to know how their strength and
loving care will drift slowly into the days
to came just when I need it most.
Let them know when I don't recognize them
that I will...I will...keep their hearts free of
sorrow for me...for my sorrow, when it
comes, only lasts a moment.
And finally God, please let them know how
very much their visits mean, how even
through this relentless mystery, I can feel
That is very sweet...and sad all at the same time..:) Thanks for posting it..!
Awwww...that was really neat, adrienurse. Wonderfully written, too. :kiss
We have that prayer posted on the plexi-glass window of the nurses station on our Alzheimer's Unit. I was touched when I read it then as I am now.
Thank you for this post, I am printing this out for our unit. The families became so discouraged sometimes . This is a lovely poem.
l really feel that when the window of opportunity opens for some of our residents this is what may truly be their thoughts.
Those windows of opportunity are rare but like a smile of recognition or an appropriate response to a question or comment so rewarding and vaulable and the reasons why we stay
Great poem = gpoing to the notice baord tommorrow.
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