Friday, 23 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas 23- This brought a tear to my eye

It's rare I have a post with no photo.......but I really wanted to share this conversation I had with DD1 yesterday.......it brought a tear to my eye....partly from sadness....and partly from something else entirely.
She came home from work with Christmas cards......and showed me one.
It read......

To Tasha
 Have a VERY Happy Christmas
 Thank you for being so kind to me.
love J

Now DD1 works in a BUPA Care Home and I assumed it was from one of her clients.
Me  "that's nice she appreciates what you do for her"
DD  "J's not a client....I work with her......she used to work on the 3rd floor and they were all horrible to her....they didn't talk to her....they laughed at her......they told her she was useless"
Me  "why on earth were they like that"
DD  "because they're t.....s!"
Me  "is there something wrong with her"
DD  "NO.....she's a lovely lady....and do you know....she's 75 years old and still working. Now she's working on our floor and A and I have taken her under our wing.......and we make sure she's ok......and chat to her......and include her in everything"
Me  "I'm so pleased to hear that"
DD  "And it's a good thing A and I were at the Christmas meal.......because otherwise J would have been all on her own......with nobody talking to her. We made her sit with us.....and we made her get up and dance with us. She said she'd had a lovely time.I just don't understand why some people pick on someone and are so horrible"

Neither do I,Tasha......but I'm so glad you're not one of them.

20 comments:

Kathyk said...
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debs14 said...

What a lovely daughter you have. You must be so proud of her. How can grown ups be so cruel? You would think that once you are an adult, you would not have to deal with such people. Thankfully there are still people like your daughter to make up for them.

Kathyk said...

Kathyk said...
WOW - that's terrible, fancy working with such people - fair play to J for being brave enough to stay at the job and go to the Christmas meal and, as you say, well done to Tasha for not being one of those morons.

Seasons Greetings to you and Tasha (as well as the rest of your family)

Kathyk

Sian said...

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that she has turned out a good 'un! You have done a fine job there Jacky.

A very Merry Christmas to you all from all of us!

Melissa said...

What a lovely young women you have there Jacky! A beautiful story, so glad you recorded it - truly shows a lot about her personality right now.

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

You raised a kind and loving daughter. Sadly this does seem to happen in the work place sometimes.

humel said...

Good for her - what a sad situation, but how lovely of her to be making a difference. And well done you for bringing her up right, Jacky xx

Beverly said...

I can understand why the story mad eyou tear up, how incredibly sad that there are cruel people in the world. How wonderful that your daughter is a person of light and friendship to this woman. I am sure she has modeled the kindness and respect that she has seen in her parents' actions over the years. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jacky and to J.

Karen said...

What a lovely conversation, and how proud you must be of your thoughtful and kind daughter!

Jane said...

those others should be ashamed of themselves and you must be so proud you have such a lovely daughter x

Karen said...

You have a girl to be very proud of Jackie.

Amy said...

What a good girl! I can't fathom how some people are treated and I hope you are very proud of your daughter and her ability to look after another human being.

Miriam said...

I just don't understand how some people can treat another person so badly, when I hear such a thing my heart aches. Thank goodness there are people like your daughter around to make things a little better.
I have ha a lovely time catching up with your pages. I love all the embellishments you use and that bowl is fabulous!

Sandie said...

I'm sure you are very rpoud of your daughter, Jacky. And rightly so!! It's a pity there are not more like her because the world would be a brighter place.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

scrappysue said...

Oh that is a sad story, but lovely of your daughter to be so kind. No wonder you are so proud of her! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful daughter you have raised! It definitely reflects well on you. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jacky!
Rinda

Becky said...

What a lovely daughter you have and I agree with Rinda - definitely reflects well on you. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas xx

Alison said...

It brought a tear to my eye too Jacky....what a lovely daughter you have- you must be terribly proud of her!
Alison xx

Angelfish said...

What a lovely young woman your daughter is Jacky and how proud you must feel. Fiona xx

Rachel B said...

Well that's lovely, it's a shame to hear about the horrid people but lovely to hear that Tasha is so lovely :)