Summer is often the time of family vacations and fun "getting away". Have you ever taken a trip and enjoyed yourself immensely, but then commented upon your return "I'm sure glad to be home?"
Recently, one of our residents who resides in an apartment decided to leave our Community and move 1,000 miles away to be near her son. We understand why a person would want to be close to their family and have this happen occasionally, and we support their move.
But after three months being gone from Franklin, the resident called and said, "I want to come home! I miss everyone and should not have left."
Last night, after a long flight and with the help of her loving son, she arrived back on our campus. After greeting her at my office doorway with a hug, she said, "When I walked through the front door I wanted to get down and kiss the ground...I was so thrilled to be back!"
Wow! It nearly left me speechless. That's why we do what we do in this place. We want our Community to be a neighborhood of friends who love and care for each other. And when they are away, they are missed and can't wait to return.
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