Once upon a time (actually only three and a half years ago) my husband Walter and I needed freedom from household concerns: a basement that might flood again, a dependable bush trimming and lawn service, another lovely home but without any steps.
Walter, who is blind, had just fallen down seven steps in our large home near Chicago where we had enjoyed life for 47 years. His fall resulted in many damaged vertebrae that could not be repaired. It was time to look for freedom closer to our children (one lives in Indiana, two live in Maryland.)
We prayed and asked God to direct us to His choice of a home as He knew our current and future needs. Our large home was about to go on the market and within 12 hours it was sold to a couple we had never met! What freedom for us!
A Primrose villa home (only one available!) was God’s answer to us…freedom from steps, freedom to choose activities we enjoy, even freedom in our food choices (I am diabetic), freedom to have flowers of my own choice on our patio, porch, and front yard. Freedom to invite guests into our villa home or to a meal at Primrose with us. Even our health related transportation needs are cheerfully met, and Walter was able to visit me every day during the two months I was at Countryside Rehab facility after my serious heart surgery a year ago. The entire staff at Primrose willingly gives us freedom and peace in so many areas and details of our lives, and we are grateful. THANK YOU.
by Marilyn Henderson
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