Tag Archives: Death

A Mother’s Love

There are many hard things in life, but to me saying goodbye to your child is probably the hardest. It is not something I have experienced directly although my youngest child has been at death’s door twice due to his … Continue reading

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When Death Becomes Personal

  In hospice I work on the edge of this world, often peering into the vast unknown of where my patients eventually transition to: the Great Beyond. This past week my youngest son brought up the subject of MY death, … Continue reading

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Spinach and Ice Cream

Yesterday one of my patients I have been seeing for about a month opened up and asked me the big question I often get asked “When?” “When will I die?”  I always answer honestly that I do not know, it … Continue reading

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The Light

The Light – I spend a great deal of time witnessing the end of life.  I often see my patient’s eyes refocus from this world to the next, their lips moving in silent conversations with invisible loved ones.  I watch … Continue reading

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Meaningful Grief

I read a moving article about Viktor Frankl who said when faced with leaving his doomed parents behind who most surely would be going to a concentration camp he prayed for guidance. When he arrived home his father was sitting … Continue reading

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The Longing

  Deep inside each of us is a longing…it is often unnamed but ever present. For some of us it is a painful reminder of our humanness and for others it is the portal to our spiritual awakening. Recently Life … Continue reading

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Love and Hospice

Listening to the morning thunder roll through I remember as a child I was deathly afraid of storms until a babysitter explained them to me.  She picked me up in her arms and stood by the window as the flashing … Continue reading

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