I just want to thank you for your call on Sunday and let you know how much I appreciate your concern and kind words. I’ll never be able to thank you and all the others at Jackson Ridge for everything you did for Rosie, as well as my mother, during the years they were with you. I truly believe that God guided me to Jackson Ridge, where He knew they would be so well care fo. They developed very close relationships with so many of the staff and I know that Rosie looked at you as her family after Mom passed on. She would tell me about the ones who were getting married, having babies, adopting pets and keep me informed as to what was going on there. She had a special affinity for animals and I remember when a llama was brought to Jackson Ridge and it kissed her on the cheek. The owner said it had never done that before. But animals could sense her love for them and returned it. All my pets, over the years were drawn to her. She had a gentleness about her that they could sense and there was an immediate connection. She was generous, kind and loving and I remember when she told me she was giving neck massages to the employees and charging them 25 cents. She did have a thing about her money and safeguarded where she kept it. She had a sense of humor and will be missed. It made me sad to see her quality of life slip away over the past couple years.
I’ve been getting cards, phone calls and emails from friends and family. Everyone is being so supportive. I’m so blessed to have such dear friends. I know, in time, the sadness will lessen. I remember the last time I saw her and what I said to her, that I loved her and would see her in Heaven. It was very difficult to leave her that day but I knew she was in a place where she was content and comfortable and would continue receiving loving care.
Please tell everyone I send my deepest gratitude for everything that was done for Rosie over the past 12 years. I will never forget any of you. You’re all very special people and will be blessed for the devotion and loving care you give to our loved ones who have been entrusted to you. May God bless you.