Aaahhhhhh… A very special friend came over today and gave me a “FREE” facial during which we were able to visit and “catch-up”. SCORE!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! “THIS” friend and I go back a long, long way!!! In fact, we worked for the same rehab. company back in 1995…when I first came to St. Augustine, FL. Now, “THOSE” were “DIFFICULT” days, folks.
Yep, her and I share a special bond. We both sustained head injuries…in 1986. Hers in Aug. Mine in Nov. 🙁 Those obvious signs of head injury were present in us both back in 1995, from slowed thinking patterns, speech and muscular movements to emotional lability and…???…???…???…”flightiness”. OUCH!!! BUT…WE WERE SURVIVORS!!! TOGETHER…we learned the ins-and-outs of the “REHAB.” world as therapists seeking to “HELP” patients survive “LIFE”. She, as a Speech Therapist and I, as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Boy, I am suddenly realizing how very special that friendship was, is, and will remain…“FOREVER”.
I remember a very meaningful pinkie-finger-shake we developed and shared, indicative of our “SPECIAL” connection…WAY back in ’95. Yep, we knew we were connected. DEEP. RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. Time passes quickly, however, and “LIFE” took us in different directions for a decade-or-so, before being reunited as members of the same Rehab. team…once again in 2005. Yep…we were working “TOGETHER AGAIN” on the same, but different rehab. team of professionals.
Jump ahead another decade to now, 2016…and “LIFE” has drawn us apart again. We no longer work together, and have not seen each other for quite awhile, but the connection we share is still undeniable!!! My only question…???…???…???…Where did ALL those years go???!!!???!!!???!!! And “YES!!! We did the pinkie-finger-shake” today!!!(in case you were wondering) 😉
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.