A little over a year ago my wife's mother, Dolores, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Her prognosis was very poor and she wasn't expected to make it to Christmas. After getting the news, we moved our family closer and arranged for my wife, Lola, to stay with her mom to help.
What followed would leave me with indelible feelings of absolute pride, admiration, respect, and love for my wife.
Lola stayed by her mother's side literally day and night for months as she attended to her every need. Everyone who visited couldn't understand how she was able to keep going. On occasion, they would bring food, so she didn't have to cook. She did it all without a single complaint very often through sleepless nights.
Unfortunately, after many prayers and a very tough battle, we lost Dolores in March, and although she will be dearly missed, she will live forever in the hearts of all her family and those who knew and loved her.
Everyone who knows her now believes Lola is an angel sent from Heaven, and I want to say how very proud I am of her. Her tireless devotion, compassion, and courage not only helped her mom comfortably outlive almost everyone's prediction, it also allowed our family to spend one last Christmas with Grandma.
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Pass It On®
Anonymous JANUARY 10, 2018
i absolutely love this
Roly from China MAY 17, 2017
It's really good thing that to say a kind word to someone else. If you do it, you will receive the same word. This is a meaningful things I would like to do.THANKS!
Wiltricia maeh Kahano from Califirnia OCTOBER 21, 2012
Family is important but family is happy for us even though you're kind or not you're part of the family and we all are brothers, sisters, mom, dad and every thing and happy family doesn't end when ever where dead or not :) and I'm a 9 year old girl that comment hope you like this!
Austin L. from Ontario MAY 16, 2008
Your story is very inspiring. I hope we can all do the same and stop bullying just as you have! Thank you for being such a great friend, I hope I can do the same!
Norman from Nairobi, Kenya FEBRUARY 15, 2008
It's the few in society who stand out from the crowd and stand up to good ideals that bring change in the world. We all need compassion regardless of our state in life. Your kindness is highly appreciated and thanks for being a fine example to all of us.
Samuel E. from Lagos, Nigeria JANUARY 17, 2008
Thanks for the thoughts of putting smiles on someone's face everyday, it's a good idea!
Daniel F. from Mexico DECEMBER 27, 2007
Thank you for sharing your story, I could not agree with you more! Kind words have the power to make you happy and make everyone who surrounds you happy too...
Geethika S. from Chennai, India SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
You have a good mother. Not every one's says the same thing! You have also learned and practiced the right thing! Thanks for this eye-opener!
Steve from China SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Indeed an awesome story. In today's world where competition is the buzz word, who has time to think of saying kind words. We are more interested in making businesses perfect. In the pursuit, the only thing done is to curse if there are mistakes or delay. Perfectionism is myth. Lets start accepting people as people.
Ilene S. from Los Angeles, California USA AUGUST 31, 2007
Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and the reminder that being kind to others is what makes me feel best in life. There is no "thing" I could ever have that feels better than that look I see in another's face when I'm kind. As I recently read Kurt Vonnegut said "There's only one rule that I know of: You've got to be kind"
Brenda O. from Kenya AUGUST 21, 2007
Wow need we say more. That was great.
Betty Jane T from Jacksonville, FL AUGUST 13, 2007
I work in an Alzheimer Unit and am always looking for short stories to read to the residents. This is a lovely story to pass on to them. Thank you for sharing it. BJ
Ann H. from Hatboro, PA AUGUST 7, 2007
What a wonderful story! I teach second graders and plan to read and discuss this story with them. Thank you for sharing it.
Reema from Palestine AUGUST 3, 2007
I think we are guilty not only towards the others but also towards ourselves. We must appreciate our own souls from time to time, strange but true...try it!
Mel,S. from Philippines JULY 24, 2007
It is an enlightened story that comes from the writer. I hope a lot of people will read this short story.
Joan, N. from Nigeria JULY 13, 2007
It reminds me of my youth service encounter with a guy. Indeed, kind words are wonderful and can do wonders to a depressed and lonely heart...can motivate one to a better level.
Girish P. from Bangalore, India JUNE 28, 2007
It is really superb, I only teased everybody and find out mistakes, but after reading this story, I am ashamed of myself. I better change completely.
Mae B. from Philippines JUNE 26, 2007
A heartfelt thanks for sharing your nice story...
Tues S from Aust JUNE 21, 2007
What a shame this is not done everyday, not because we need to, but because it is built into us from a young child, everyone is Beautiful, in their own way, as the song says
Gill from Kenya JUNE 5, 2007
kind words are comparable to little seasonings in food to taste better.
Shale S from Mossel Bay, South Africa MAY 19, 2007
A truly heart-warming tale..
The world is a better place with like-minded people in it who have attained this higher plane of humanity.
suhani from sri lanka MAY 1, 2007
Thank you for your story. We need more people like you in the world.
emily p. from loucust grove, oklahoma APRIL 5, 2007