Sometimes as I drive by Fulton’s nursing home, I wonder who is taking care of him today and is he happy. With the virus, we’re still not allowed to see him, and that can make things very difficult. Fulton is a very special people person. He doesn’t like to be left in his room alone. But what I’ve seen over the nearly 10 years since the accident, God has brought people to him, to help and encourage him.
Fulton has a very special friend who was on staff, a very kind, loving nurse. Her name is Shelby. They did all kinds of fun things. For example, in the middle of the night when Fulton couldn’t sleep, she would take him to the nurses’ station and play country music for him. She encouraged him and helped lift his spirits. Shelby is leaving the nursing home. She is going to be a nurse at the local jail. She almost turned down the job, because it would mean she wouldn’t have Fulton to take care of anymore. I worry about her being gone, but what can I do? I needn’t worry. God brought her to Fulton when we weren’t even looking. There is a very special verse in (Philippians 4:19), “And my God will supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
So, praise God for all the staff who have loved Fulton over the years and the ones who are yet to come! Shelby was a priceless gift and will be missed bigtime!