The day we met
My day started like any other day at work. I was dreading coming in as it was a beautiful spring day. I was running late as usual so I came in the back door. As soon as I clocked it my friend and coworker said there is someone I want you to meet. I reluctantly went out to the front porch of my facility, and there he was. I didn’t know it then, but I met the man that would change my life forever.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful March day, he was sitting in his chair on the front porch leaned back in the sun. He was so tan. He had Oakley shades on. I thought to myself he is so good looking. Meyosha, my friend said this is Tisha, she is a nurse here. He said “Hi I’m Dave”. I felt like a little school girl, so shy. I simple said “hello” and that was it. I remember running back in the front door red faced. I then was told that Dave was here in the facility for rehab. Dave had fallen off of a roof the previous September. He had become paralyzed from the chest down and only had very little arm movement. But he was so full of life. He was only 33 years old. Could you imagine your whole life changing in an instant? Neither could I . I couldn’t understand it at all. Why somebody so young end up in a nursing home where I worked. I noticed he was quiet, so I began talking to him daily. We had so much in common. We both had worked on some of the same subdivisions when I was doing land surveying and he was building houses. I found out that we actually lived within two miles from each other for 10 years, though we never met before now. We knew a lot of the same people. He made me laugh. I haven’t laughed so much in all my life. I started looking forward to coming to work just so I could see him on my breaks. I would spend my breaks feeding him breakfast or lunch. I looked forward to it. Anything he wanted I would go get no matter how small. He loved junk food so I would get him little...