To say that I find beauty in care-giving would be a lie. Most of it is not fun, entertaining, and by far not beautiful. But there are things about my 'patient' that is beautiful. I find beauty in his hands. I have talked about that before here. I find beauty in his eyes. On the days when they are clear and fully seeing what is going on around him; that is beauty. Mostly they are clouded over and I wonder about what he sees. I find beauty in his smile. Even though he only has two bottom teeth and can't wear his partial any longer. I love that toothless grin of his. It brings a song to my heart and makes me want to dance. But where I find the most beauty is in the way that he loves me. His love of me is unconditional. And I feel it wrapping it's arms around me everyday. No matter what is going on in our day he never fails to convey to me how much he loves me. When I am feeling angry, sad, over-whelmed, ready to be done with it all.....a toothless grin from him and the words "I love you!" centers me and brings me right back to why I am doing this journey. And I wouldn't leave him behind for anything. He is the beauty in my life.
Now I am linking up with Lisa and seeing how others find beauty in the lives. See you there?