very practical little entry, and there’s a lot more to say.
I am going to miss these people so much, both residents and staff. Today I had to powwow with the nursing staff over a concern with a resident, and mentioned that this is my last week. I had no idea they didn’t know; I assured them that my last act will be to orient the new student rabbi, but they were pretty upset. We have been a good team for the past year, with them letting me know about people who needed spiritual support (or just someone who had the time and the fortitude to sit and listen while they vented about the frustrations of being old and in a home). I backed the nurses up, they backed me up, and the residents benefited.
Now I’m leaving. I feel like I’m abandoning the ship, even though the ship was doing just fine before I got there and will be fine after I leave. It’s just hard making connections and then walking away. (sigh) But professional. Gotta be professional.
Bit blue tonight. I guess that’s to be expected. 6 years ago