World’s Best Grandparents

Everyone has amazing grandparents…maybe we are biased, or maybe we are right to think we have the best grandparents in the world- who knows? If only one person in the world had the best grandparent, what would we do with all of the novelty shirts, mugs, keychains and trinkets they have floating about around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Christmas and other holidays? While surfing the great, wide web, I ran across a humorous image compilation of some amazing. What do you think of these stellar...

Till Death Do Us Part

Ohio couple married 65 years die 11 hours apart DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story’s ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage. Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/16KBNAJ ) reported. He was 91, she was 89.  The couple’s daughters said they believe their father willed himself to stay by his wife’s side despite failing health until they could take the next step in their journey together. He went first – his children saw it as his “final act of love” – and she followed. “We believe he wanted to accompany her out of this life and into the next one, and he did,” daughter Margaret Knapke said. The couple had known each other as children and began their courtship as pen pals while Harold, known as “Doc,” served in the Army during World War II. Ruth would later joke: “I let him chase me until I caught him!” Her husband became a teacher, coach and athletic director at Fort Recovery Schools, the newspaper said. They raised six children while looking after each other with a devotion that didn’t seem to diminish. A photo taken this summer shows him lying in a bed, arm stretched through a guardrail to hold her hand, as she leans in to press the top of her head to his. When she was ailing, he blessed her each night with holy water, daughter Pat Simon said. The Knapkes...

Inspirational Quotes

This is going to be a rather short blog post as we have a great deal of work going on in the office today! However, we want everyone to have a great weekend and to make the most out of every day. Here are a few inspirational quotes we found that may make your day just a bit brighter.   Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~Henry Ford You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~Abraham...

We Wish You Enough.

  I received this email from a friend and I couldn’t help but share it with all of our beautiful readers (especially with Mothers Day on Sunday). If you haven’t bought the mom’s in your life a thank-you gift…you better get up from your computer chair and go find something small and sparkly. Just warning you. Don’t forget. As I go about my days, they are filled with work, errands and the occasional bit of family drama. As humans do, we all have the tendency to gripe and complain about our lives and wish for better things.  When I read this story, it made me stop, and take a moment to be thankful for everything in my life.   Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I wish you enough.” The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, ” Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?” “I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges a head and the rea lity is the next trip back will be...

PerDiem Facebook Page

Time for a little shameless self promotion! Per Diem has a facebook page and we are looking for new friends. If you enjoy having your day brightened with funny pictures, interesting and relavent health care information, and beautiful inspiring quotes. Follow the link below to be taken directly to our facebook page. A great way to stay up to date will all of the activities happening at Per Diem In Home Nurse Staffing and with the organizations close to our hearts. Per Diem Facebook...

Beautiful Quotes

While searching through the internet for an interesting blog topic, I stumbled onto this beautiful quote written by French author, Norah Purcell. “A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life:  maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves.  A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell” Not only is a man’s (woman’s )age is impressive, it is a representation of how they lived their life, the choices they made or did not make. However, If you think about it- age has to do with luck. Some people are lucky enough to get out and do the things they want to; have children and grandchildren, buy a house, go on vacations, run marathons, read or paint pictures. Others are not as lucky- illness, misfortune,  and premature death, just to name a few. Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect upon your age? Where have you been? How many people have you influenced with your actions? What more would you like to do with your remaining years? What is in your cargo of experiences and memories?  ...