Tag Archives: Death

All Dogs ( and Cats) Go to Heaven

  Once the door of grief is opened in your heart it never truly closes and with each new loss it reawakens the old dormant song of goodbye.  The heart only knows love and it does not matter the object … Continue reading

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A Rose by any other name

Yesterday my day was Divinely orchestrated by the Angels… Yesterday my scheduled visits for hospice got rearranged with an emergency that took up two hours of my morning.  I arrived to my last visit hours later.  The patient was “actively … Continue reading

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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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