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During my time in the Navy I was a Corpsman stationed with the Marines referred to as a 8404, field medical technician. I saved several lives, but I lost some also. I earned the Nick name Doc when I climbed into a car that was flipped upside down and on fire to help a 18 year old Marine.. he was shot three months later in a robbery. I got out of the medical field completely because it was to emotionally draining for me... well got out until recently... I was contacted by a friend who knew I was not working and told about a great job that would help supplement my income and I take care of a 98 year old woman and 88 year old man... Today was hard... She is about to go and meet her father and it is just awaiting game now but this morning while bathing her as she looked up to me I felt the urge to say the Lords Prayer. She grabbed my hand and held it close to her heart and her husband came over and rubbed her shoulder. She then shut her eyes and went to sleep. She is not with our father yet but she knows she is Loved here so I hope it is not long for her.

I guess I am saying this to just remind everyone that you are never to old or to young to show the ones you know you love them whether it is with words or actions... Let a family member or friend know you care today.
 

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During my time in the Navy I was a Corpsman stationed with the Marines referred to as a 8404, field medical technician. I saved several lives, but I lost some also. I earned the Nick name Doc when I climbed into a car that was flipped upside down and on fire to help a 18 year old Marine.. he was shot three months later in a robbery. I got out of the medical field completely because it was to emotionally draining for me... well got out until recently... I was contacted by a friend who knew I was not working and told about a great job that would help supplement my income and I take care of a 98 year old woman and 88 year old man... Today was hard... She is about to go and meet her father and it is just awaiting game now but this morning while bathing her as she looked up to me I felt the urge to say the Lords Prayer. She grabbed my hand and held it close to her heart and her husband came over and rubbed her shoulder. She then shut her eyes and went to sleep. She is not with our father yet but she knows she is Loved here so I hope it is not long for her.

I guess I am saying this to just remind everyone that you are never to old or to young to show the ones you know you love them whether it is with words or actions... Let a family member or friend know you care today.
What a nice post Will, thanks for sharing!
 

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Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

'Looking back I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.' David Grey (or maybe Gray, can't remember)

Dying is not going to be easy. My theory is that you want to leave as complete, content, happy and fulfilled as possible. My priority is to look for that sort of stuff now. In a true way, one that feels like it is right for me. Not one that goes by what I think people think might be the answer... etc.
 

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During my time in the Navy I was a Corpsman stationed with the Marines referred to as a 8404, field medical technician. I saved several lives, but I lost some also. I earned the Nick name Doc when I climbed into a car that was flipped upside down and on fire to help a 18 year old Marine.. he was shot three months later in a robbery. I got out of the medical field completely because it was to emotionally draining for me... well got out until recently... I was contacted by a friend who knew I was not working and told about a great job that would help supplement my income and I take care of a 98 year old woman and 88 year old man... Today was hard... She is about to go and meet her father and it is just awaiting game now but this morning while bathing her as she looked up to me I felt the urge to say the Lords Prayer. She grabbed my hand and held it close to her heart and her husband came over and rubbed her shoulder. She then shut her eyes and went to sleep. She is not with our father yet but she knows she is Loved here so I hope it is not long for her.

I guess I am saying this to just remind everyone that you are never to old or to young to show the ones you know you love them whether it is with words or actions... Let a family member or friend know you care today.


That's very nice...anyway you don't seem old nor do you sound old ;)
 

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That is a nice post Will. I do try to tell my family, I love and care for them and all I hear back, 'yeah, yeah, heard it all before' or something like, 'what is it you want this time? Eh!'. I suppose there is no harm in trying.
 

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That is a nice post Will. I do try to tell my family, I love and care for them and all I hear back, 'yeah, yeah, heard it all before' or something like, 'what is it you want this time? Eh!'. I suppose there is no harm in trying.

I know how that is.. my wife usually just says thank you! Then about 5 minutes later will say I Love you. The woman passed away last night unfortunately... So I guess this was her final lesson.
 

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I know how that is.. my wife usually just says thank you! Then about 5 minutes later will say I Love you. The woman passed away last night unfortunately... So I guess this was her final lesson.
I am so sorry to hear that.
 
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