Stories from the Heart

A Soul's Age - April 15, 2014

Even though my sister is only three years younger than me, she has always lovingly referred to me as "An Old Soul." Whenever she introduces me to her friends, she says, "This is my brother, he's an old soul. Don't try to understand how the two of us came from the same parents because you never will." Read More

Fishing Together - April 1, 2014

My grandpa Clint loved to fish. Every time I saw him, about once each year, we fished together. It was the only time I fished all year, and it was special. Not because of the type or number of fish I caught, but because I knew my grandpa enjoyed spending time with me. Read More

Why Not Me? - March 11, 2014

I've always thought Jake and Jordan were amazing people, but I believe the way people handle suffering often says a great deal more about them. So, I wanted to share a portion of their recent blog post. It reveals that they are even more amazing than I thought: Read More

BFFs for 94 Years - February 25, 2014

Irene and Alice have been friends for 94 years, and this three minute video captures their thoughts on today's popular culture.

 

  

Oh, Sweet Lorraine - February 11, 2014

I found the following story on Facebook, and I wanted to share it this Valentine's week. It is such a beautiful love story. Not about the temporary, emotional love that is so often celebrated by our culture. This is a story about real, true, 75-year-long love.  Read More

Lean on Me - January 28th, 2014

I recently met with a couple to assess their need for in-home care. This couple has known each other since childhood and recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. 

During my assessment, I identified a fall risk and suggested that they consider using walkers. They both stared at me. bewildered, until the husband spoke; "If we use walkers, we won't be able to hold each other," he said. Then they proceeded to show me how they hold one another by the hand and arm when they walk. Read More


"He used to be..."  January 14, 2014

I have a memory from high school that has never left me. I was in the checkout line behind an elderly couple when the man suddenly started walking out before completing checkout. I was next in line, so the woman turned to me, apologized, and said "I'll be right back." She followed the man, grabbed his arm, and coaxed him back into line. I could now see that the man was suffering from some form of dementia. The couple finished checking out and, before leaving, the woman turned to me with a pleading, loving look and said, "He used to be a professor." Then they left. Read More

More Stories from the Heart are available in Presley Reader's Newsletters

Seasons of Life - December 30th, 2013

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home, it was believed he had nothing left of value. Later, when the staff was going through his possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to everyone in the hospital.
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Rearview Mirror - December 10, 2013

Thankful "Hands" - Thanksgiving 2013

 

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