Tag Archives: Death

The Return of the Crow

I often awaken early to listen to the arrival of the coming day. The birds’ song opens the day with hope and melody, infinite possibilities of what could come, hope for joy, hope for peace, a hope for love on … Continue reading

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Hope in a lavender sky

It’s 5am on Friday, the beginning of the end of a very long week.  Several of my patients are standing on the edge of this world, making ready for their transition into the next.  It is bittersweet at best, I … Continue reading

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Spring Postponed

  Spring has been postponed for some of us this week.  Yet another snowstorm challenged plans and inconvenienced life as we desire it.  Shovel, salt and sunshine my ultimate weapons. I don’t dislike the snow, its just that my heart … Continue reading

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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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