When Woman Asks Boy Why He Visits Nana 5 Times A Day, He Gives Her Haunting Response She Won’t Forget
Aug 10th, 2018
For a woman who was diagnosed with two different types of cancer within a year of each other and has endured several surgeries and treatment including a surgery to remove parts of her lungs, Nana Wilma deserves a lot of love. interestingly she is getting all the love she wants from somewhere you would never expect her to be getting it, from her seven-year-old neighbour Caleb.
In a world where what most of us give and get in return from our neighbour is a simply nod or casual greeting before we scramble off on our own business, Caleb and his compassionate family have chosen to show their neighbour and the rest of the world the value of friendship and friendliness which we are meant to show to others around us especially those that need help and attention like Nana Wilma does.
According to Darrien Middleton, Nana Wilma’s daughter who shared the touching story, despite the fact that she truly loves her Nana so much, due to the Nature of her Job as an Emergency Room Nurse and her studies, she doesn’t get to check up on her and stay with her as much she would like to.
Old age and Nana Wilma’s health condition means staying alone isn’t a really good idea, and Darrien would have been at a loss at what to do, if not for her mother’s loving neighbours who take the pain to check up on her consistently.
The wisest thing to do for would have been for Nana Wilma to move in with her daughter so she would be able to keep a closer eye on her, but having lived in the same house for over 38 years, Nana Wilma had insisted on not leaving even if that meant she had to love alone.
Luckily for her she didn’t have to live her days all by herself as Caleb is always coming to check up on her at least 3-4 times a day
“She loves her home, her independence, her yard, and especially her neighbours. Every morning around 6 a.m., she wakes up, makes a cup of coffee, and goes directly to her porch.”
Darrien has found the kindness of Nana Wilma’s neighbour especially that of young Caleb a true blessing. She said:
“I work full time in the emergency department in our hometown on night shift. That alone keeps my schedule very limited, along with being a full-time student. We don’t have much family here, so getting Nana back and forth to treatment every day and being able to check on her frequently (or as much as I would like) has been difficult for me to do.
This is where her beautiful neighbours come into play. They check on her multiple times throughout the day and have even helped me get her to chemotherapy and radiation appointments.
They are honestly what keeps Nana going. I can’t go over to her home without someone at some point yelling ‘Hey Ms. Wilma, how ya doing. ’ She knows everyone by name and they know and love her just as much as I do. ”
Caleb who lives with his father, two brothers and his grandmother next door to Nana Wilma does his service to the old woman happily without asking for anything in return. Sometimes, the two will sit together on the porch discussing like old friends, other times they just sit there and enjoy each other’s company in silence. it is such a remarkable bond that the pair share.
“My Nana is so attached to him and the bond they have is incredible. He doesn’t come from much, but you can tell he has been raised on love. He will bust out a dance move in a heartbeat, will go on and on about how much he loves school, and make you laugh until you cry.
This kid deserves the love he has received from this post. He stands out from the norm and brings so much joy into everyone’s life he is around.
I am so thankful for him and the love he has shown my grandmother. I know for certain it has helped her on her hardest days. He will never know how much I truly appreciate him. I hope one day he realizes the impact he has left on her life and mine as well. ”
It is so nice and remarkable to see a family of neighbours who have thrown asides differences in age, gender or age to show genuine love to another soul.
Such acts of kindness must have been part of the reasons why Nana Wilma has been able to suffer her ordeal will cancer so far and hopefully that love will keep her around for a long while to come.