Mrs. Thompson had lived in her house for over 50 years. She had raised her family there and made many memories over
the years. But, as she grew older, she needed more help with her day-to-day tasks. Her son and daughter-in-law lived nearby and had offered to help, but she was hesitant to accept their assistance.
One day, her daughter-in-law came over and suggested that it might be best if Mrs. Thompson moved into a nursing home where she could get the care she needed. Mrs. Thompson was horrified at the
thought of leaving her home, but her daughter-in-law was insistent. The old woman prayed silently in the car that her daughter-in-law wouldn’t take her to the nursing home.
As they drove, Mrs. Thompson watched the familiar streets pass by, hoping that her daughter-in-law would change her mind. Suddenly, the car turned down a street she didn’t recognize. Mrs. Thompson’s heart sank as she realized that her daughter-in-law wasn’t taking her home, but somewhere else entirely.
As the car came to a stop, Mrs. Thompson looked out the window and saw a large building with a sign that read “The Happy Home for Seniors.” Her daughter-in-law helped her out of the car and led her inside.
To her surprise, Mrs. Thompson was greeted warmly by the staff and the other residents. They showed her around and introduced her to the activities they had to offer. Mrs. Thompson started to feel more comfortable in her new surroundings.
Over time, Mrs. Thompson adjusted to her new home and made new friends. She realized that her daughter-in-law had made the right decision in bringing her to The Happy Home. The old woman continued to pray, but now it was a prayer of gratitude for her daughter-in-law and the new home she had found.