Blog - Sherouk GSA winner
"It Started Out Like Any Other Sunday..." Sherouk 20 May, 2013
What really amazed me about [her] was that she was so at peace with everything. She would tell me a sad story, like that her son never comes to visit and then she just laughs and asks me when I'll come and visit again. Some of the things she said almost made me cry, especially when she emphasized how lonely she is. Then I would try to change the subject and ask her about what she likes to do and we'd have a conversation about that. Mae made me feel so good about myself even though I had a rough morning.
When I woke up on that Sunday morning I had no idea something amazing was going to happen. It started out like any other Sunday, except I had a makeover to go to. The makeover was at the same place and we did the same thing we always do but there was something about that visit that was different.
During that makeover, I was asked to go do lady's nails in her room. To be honest I was a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect. I had never been to a specific room I had always just done manicures in the room where they all hang out. Meanwhile, the nurse lead me to the room and I walked in and what I saw was not what I expected at all. It was actually a dream come true and apparently for Mae too.
This lady was one of a kind, she reminded me of my grandmother because she was treating me like I was related to her. In the first five minutes, we knew so many things about our personal lives and we kept sharing things. Mae told me about her herself, her children, she even told me about the first time her and her husband met without me even asking her. I got so comfortable talking to Mea that I started to ask her for advice on my own personal problems and she really helped me solve them. It felt like Mea was my best friend like I've known her all my life. Also, that day there was nothing that could make me laugh, Mae did.
What really amazed me about this lady what that she was so at peace with everything. She would tell me a sad story like the fact that her son never comes to visit her and then she just laughs and asks me when I'll come and visit again. Some of the things she said almost made me cry especially when she emphasized how lonely she usually is. Then I would just try to change the subject and ask her about what she likes to do and we'd have a conversation about that. She made me feel so happy when we talked especially because she wasn't sure how a pretty girl like me was single. Mae made me feel so good about myself even though I had a rough morning.
I loved that Mae appreciated me doing her nails and our visit over all. She said that she loved Glamour Gals and what we do is so nice. She kept asking me over and over how often we come to the nursing home; I could tell she really enjoyed my company. The time flew while I was talking to Mea that the other volunteers came looking for me because it was time to go. When they came is the room Mea said hi and also asked the when we will be back and how much she loves her nails that I did for her. I did only one lady's nails that day but it was a lady like no other. The second I got home I imminently wrote an entire journal about my wonderful experience and how much fun I had with Mea. The next day the President of our chapter, Katherine Zimny said to me "That Lady, Mea really seemed to like you" and I replied, "She did, didn't she." "I liked her too."
Sherouk Youssef, GSA Award Winner