Written by Minister Kim Johnson, founder of “I Am My Sister “Women Helping Women)

Life is so funny. You never know when grief will hit you. Something as simple as watching someone else tend to their love one can affect you.

I was eating in my favorite diner watching this woman help her elderly father put on his coat. I said to the woman “you are such a blessing” and she told me that her dad was such a good guy. As I continued to watch her fuss over him, the tears began to flow from my eyes uncontrollably.

I inwardly laughed to myself because I had to go to the register and pay for my food and I didn’t want the cashier to see my blood shot eyes.

Brothers and Sisters, it was my greatest pleasure to care for my grandfather.

Being a caretaker can be difficult but at the same time, rewarding. If I had to do it again, I definitely would.

Westchester Diner