This morning I walked into my kitchen and up on the refrigerator is a picture of Mary and my daughter from several years ago. That picture has been there for years and I look at it often and remember fun times from the past. I worked with Mary for several years at meadows east. mary loved when Lauren would come to work with me and Lauren always loved seeing Mary.
The first thought I had after I heard the news was, God now has his zoo keeper!!!!! I have so many wonderful memories of Mary and many have random animals in them ha,ha. I use to say I think she could smell an animal when it entered the parking lot. I remember a duck started walking around the property, over the course of a few days Mary figured out that it was blind so she decided he needed to live on a farm where he wouldn't have to worry about traffic. She visited that duck several times everyday talking to him and feeding him. A few days later, I walked into the rehab room and heard some noise coming from the bathroom when I opened the door there sat Mary with that duck swimming around in the tub. A full size adult duck swimming in the tub!!!!!!!! Mary found someone who owned a farm and that duck found his home in the country.
This and many other animal and human compassion stories is the way I will remember Mary, until I see her again in heaven. Love and prayers to all her family.