My dad

The Kindness of Linda Jackson

I didn't know where else to tell this story, so here goes. A year ago on april 27th my family found ourselves in parkview hospital. On the morning of the 26th our dad was life flighted from paulding ohio. There is so much more to this story, but just not enough room here for it. Our dad was something else, well loved by our whole community, the Lord never gave a more forgiving, loving and family man then what my dad was. He passed on the 27th. All that being said, there was a small moment in time in that hospital, we hadn't slept, it was the second day, I was sweaty, stinking, in need of a shower, and with my face swollen sitting in my dads intensive care room, for he had never woken yet, we saw someone walk by. I jumped up and followed her through the double doors to the hallway, I know I was studdering, and looked homeless and raggity, "Linda?? Hi I'm sorry, are you linda Jackson?". See we live in paulding, the only news we get is indiana news. But Linda was a love of my dads, poor woman didn't know it, but every single day he would either yell at her, praise her, or sometimes cuss at her, she was just his favorite! I can't explain everything that happened after that, not in type, but she did so many incredible things for a stranger in the next few mins. including, being all dressed, ready to go to the station, getting down on her knees, digging through her purse, to give me her card, and write her personal phone no. on it, and telling me over and over again "if you need anything, clothes, a bed to sleep in, so food..you call me, I mean it, I'm not just sayin it, call me" I can't begin to explain what those words did for me. And for one year I've thought about that few mins, just the kindness that was in her eyes, she hugged me a few times, I just stood there, I couldn't but mumble a few things when she asked while we we're there. I guess I'm just writing this so that whomever it concerns at your station, knows and realizes that one of the most kindest people I've ever be blessed to meet, is right there amoung you. Please let her know that she touched my heart, and I'll never forget it. Thank you.

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