Caring Angel: My Golden Rule story by Mollie Ellerkamp
I am always searching for Golden Rule Stories. Since I began this thought process, Golden Rule stories just seem to be happening right in front of me almost every day now. This one pertains to a caring angel I discovered at the Hospital caring for her parents.
I was waiting for my annual bone density scan at the Hospital Women’s Center. I noticed a young woman who was apparently with her Mom. The elderly woman was very thin and frail. The elderly woman was wearing a mask to protect her from random germs and could barely walk. It was clear that the younger woman was diligent and loving in her care for the older woman; like a caring angel. She helped her walk, opened the doors for her, spoke gently to her and helped her navigate the check in process and paperwork. The technician took the old woman in for her scan. I was sitting with the younger woman in the lobby.
Just then I got tears in my eyes thinking about all the times (just like this one) that I had with my Mom and Dad when they were in their final years. The struggle and stress of caring for parents when they are ill is very apparent to me now as I observe people. My mom was a true Golden Rule Angel. She would always strike up conversations with strangers in situations like this. She always wanted to connect with people she felt were in need of a kind word or helping hand. That was just who Mom was.