"Two little girls in blue." I could hear the beautiful voice accompanied by guitar, somewhere close by. When time permitted....in between patient care, I peeked around the corner into the next room.
A young woman sang and played, while an elderly female patient, listened enthralled.
Music pages flicked and another song chosen. "Silver threads among the gold." Now I was the one enraptured. Who was this?
Curiosity prevailed and I caught up with her as she departed.
"So do you come here often?" I queried.
She smiled sweetly, "I will from now on, I'm the Music Therapist!"
"Oh? .... so what does that entail?"
Four years full time University, I was informed.
"And...there are not enough of us!" I wasn't surprised.
My mother-in-law suffered from alzheimers so I decided to try it on my next visit.
Laying my face close beside hers on the pillow I sang softly....
"Vola colombo bianca vola"..... She stared as though through a mist of memory.
So I sang another..
When it was time to leave I told her goodbye and kissed her cheek. She turned her face and returned the kiss with...
"Ciao Cristella bella mia."
For a brief moment the cloud in her mind parted....and understanding shone forth.
'Nothing can separate us from the love of God." Romans 8: 38-39..
Thursday, March 18, 2010
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.