Marilyn C.

Psalm 23:8 says, “I will guide you along the best path for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

This Psalm comes to mind when I think of C.N.A. Ruthie Johnson, who took such excellent care of my mother, Florine. Mother absolutely loved Ruthie, who was so personable, kind, and extremely patient with her. I have so many fond memories of watching them while they were together. There were times when I just could not get Mother to do things for me; but Ruthie could just charm Mother into doing almost anything, like getting her bath or a shampoo. Ruthie has an extraordinary ability to change a person’s mind from, “I don’t want to”, to “Well, okay.” I learned so many things about caregiving from Ruthie that I will take with me on this journey through life.

Ruthie is an incredible lady – a priceless treasure – who taught me the value of not letting the small stuff get to me. She was the glue that held me together when I felt as though I was falling apart, which was much of the time. I am so thankful that Ruthie was with my mother when she passed away, and I am so grateful and so blessed that she was there with me.


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