Monday, July 29, 2013

He Made Me Smile...

Hubby and I had a big adventure day a while back. We met an amazing little old man. 

Husband had an appt. at the V.A. hospital about an hour's drive North of here. He'd been dreading it for a while, but you do what ya gotta do, so we went. It was our first trip to that hospital. 

We'd been to the hospital in Detroit and it was a wonderful place, but a nightmare of a drive. If you've never driven in Detroit traffic during afternoon rush hour when 3 hwy's merge and they have every lane closed except for one; you have really missed out..  LOL   6 hours to get home from the trip that should have only taken a little over an hour..  

So we get up to our extra early appt. right on time. We found our way to where hubby needed to report. **This is where I'd like to thank the wonderful folks who volunteer and are greeter/escorts. They were so helpful getting us to the correct floor and clinic. They also made sure we got on the right way home. Construction and detours had us a bit confused. 

As we waited in the hallway to be checked in; a precious little old man in a wheelchair approached. I wish I'd had my camera he was so cute. Anyway he handed husband and I a piece of candy and gave us the biggest most wonderful smile I've seen in a long time. He didn't speak and was quickly on his way. 

We learned that he comes to the hospital everyday and passes out candy to all those waiting for appointments. He will never know how that smile and little piece of candy eased tension and fear. That smile, I wish I could give it to you. It reminds me that sometimes the smallest things give others great joy. 

I know my smile will be a little bigger this week. Someone needs it.