THEY SAID IT
huge grin when she sees me coming.
“Hey, Stacy,” I’ll say.
“Hey, guy!” she’ll say (she’s never been able to master “Gary”). “You know what? I sure do love you, guy.”
Stacy tells me she loves me at least ten times during each visit. She always seems to be smiling. She’s so enjoyable to be with.
Her teenage years were horribly traumatic. She struggled greatly and became severely depressed. One night she tried to take her own life,.a gunshot to the head. Somehow she survived, and here she was.
After I heard her story, I went back to the lobby and hugged her. She smiled, wrapped her arms around me and said, “You know what? I sure do love you, guy!”
I looked into her eyes and saw nothing but peace and contentment.
“I love you too, Stacy,” I said.
“Ha!” she exclaimed. “I love you more!”
Gary Roe is the Chaplain of Southern Care Hospice and is interim Minister at First Baptist Church in Lexington