This week I lost a patient I took care of briefly, she was well into her transitioning state when I met her, so I had little verbal interaction with her. Her daughter and granddaughter were her primary care givers, ever attentive, wanting her to be comfortable, and eventually have a peaceful passing.
She was my first patient today, I knew the time was getting closer, but I never know for sure, as the body can prepare the way and the spirit can linger if one so desires. She was resting peacefully, her breathing very automatic, her face relaxed her eyes closed. Her coloring had changed, for certain it was only a matter of hours, not days.
The visit prior to this one was filled with the exploration of afterlife possibilities. I shared many of my stories, some I have shared on this blog, others are still close to my heart. I share because experiences are a wonderful teacher, a kind way to explore what one may believe. I try not to preach, but to share, opening up someone else’s mind to infinite possibilities of what the Afterlife may be. I hope that it brings comfort to those I share with. We talked about other experiences, books that we read, the concept of Near-Death Experiences, their beliefs.
After I left today I was headed to another patient and my phone buzzed, I had gotten a friend request from a person with the very same last name as the woman who had just passed. I thought it must be a relative but when I got home and looked her up it turned out to be someone who was involved in Near Death Experiences and I had recently commented on a site! Same last name, what are the chances? I felt it was a wink from heaven, a sign. And I know her granddaughter now reads my blog, so this is for you J- a wink from Grandma!