This week I would like to introduce you to one of our assisted living residents, Catherine Roberts. Mrs. Catherine has been at Mary Gran for four years. She was born in Wisconsin and ended up in Clinton.
Mrs. Catherine was eager to share her story with me even though she did not have a great beginning. She experienced more sadness than one person should endure from family issues to a house fire. Her story really begins four years ago when she became a Christian. She attends New Life Baptist Church. Her pastor and congregation have taken her in and look after her like she is one of their family members. Mrs. Catherine turned all of her worries over to the Lord four years ago and has felt free ever since. She has an assurance of her future and where she will spend it.
She enjoys word search puzzles and crocheting. She assisted Mary Gran in February with the Red Blanket campaign by crocheting blankets for the residents. When she can get yarn, she makes doilies, blankets, etc. and sells them, mostly to other residents and staff members.
Mrs. Catherine expresses her love for the staff of Mary Gran stating, “ I loved it the first day.” She listed numerous examples of staff members assisting her or bringing her items. She loves each one of them. According to Mrs. Catherine, ” I am the happiest I’ve ever been.” She enjoys her roommate, JJ. They are family to each other.
Please visit my friend, Mrs. Catherine if you are ever at Mary Gran. I’m sure she will show you her latest crocheting project.
I’ve learned a lot from interviewing residents for this weekly article. But I’ve learned the most from Mrs. Catherine. She is an example of what the Lord can do for someone once they accept him. When talking with her you can actually see the calm assurance that she is a child of God.
Mary Gran Nursing and Rehab offers Short Term, Long Term and Assisted Living to residents of Sampson and surrounding areas. Please contact Lisa Honeycutt, RN 910-214-9183 or Karen Carter, admissions director, at 910-592-7981