Holding Hands.

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As you know I work with those who have learning difficulties And on a Saturday some like to go to a local Coffee morning gathering.. So off we went meeting other service users there whom we support within our team.

Now I have a soft spot for one lady who I shall call (Kay) she turned 60 this year.  She is a gentle soul who sits by her window much of the day… I often go through her photo albums with her, which contains precious photo’s of bygone years of people who she shared happy times in Supported Day Centres..

One picture in particular is a picture of a Gent, who also had learning difficulties, the same as she. Such is her fondness for this man, We shall call him ( Joe )..She had him put in a frame, which she has kept in her bedroom for all the years I have known her… I had found out years ago that they had special bond with each other many years ago, But due to this Gentleman’s demise in health, he had left the day centre many years ago, loosing touch, not knowing what had happened to him.

Today as we sat drinking our coffee, the doors opened, and another group of support workers not from our division, came into the building, one pushing a wheelchair in which a gentleman sat.

Kay  who sat with us let out a huge cry, and went oooohhhhhh! Holding her heart and stomach. At first I thought she was in pain or she had chocked upon her teacake or coffee.. Until I saw the smile upon her face, she reaching out with hands shaking, and cried out this gentleman’s name, who had entered in the wheel chair..  This was the man who sat in the photo frame, older and frailer but I too recognised him as Joe

His face lit up and his hands reached out shaking in return..  as she called out  to Joe he too recognised Kay. We moved her chair so she could sit next to her long lost friend. She held his hand, asking him if he was alright, and they chatted away merrily. He showing her the array of watches he wore upon his wrists, telling her he now had 15 watches..

We got chatting to the support workers and low and behold Joe only lives a few miles away.. So we are making plans so they can meet again..

Today I so loved my job…. Seeing these two long lost friends who held such love for each other unite once again Holding Hands.

Dreamwalker.

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  1. Babblelot
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 02:01:44

    What a wonderful story. It got me all teary eyed.

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  2. freckles
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 02:06:04

    you make me want to cry.. how very special to be a part of this wonderful tale blessings to them ~x~

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  3. Sweet
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 02:34:00

    oh a lovely story and i am so pleased they found each other bless them.. and i am so pleased that someone as kind as you do the job that you do well done xx

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  4. Captain
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 03:29:13

    This is a beautiful account Dreamwalker! Please, let us know whenever such things transpire. That was nothing short of adorable!:Q xxx

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  5. Sue
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 04:57:52

    Dreamwalker this is just a beautiful story, to see there face light must have given you so much joyHave a good weekendTake careSue

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  6. L1
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 06:07:38

    aww that\’s amazing that they found each other again after all this time! heart-warming and gives hope that you never know when someone important to you can come back into your life 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  7. T
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 14:52:09

    Wow, that\’s amazing story. It\’s a perfect model that miracles exist, that we shouldn\’t give up and that are people who never forget us. Love it!Hug,T

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  8. Rosemary
    Aug 18, 2009 @ 21:52:13

    God works in mysterious ways sometimes.

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  9. LiL'Kt
    Aug 24, 2009 @ 18:43:17

    Awwww this one brought a tear to my eye …. bless them xxx

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