Thinking of Death on New Year’s Eve Morning. (In Remembrance)

TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Last night, an “Urgent Request” came from Hospice House, that they were short staffed today, and beds were full– That someone was needed for the 8am-12pm shift today. I am still home recovering and had given up my shifts there for the next two weeks. Without thinking, I called and said, I’ll be there. As I looked at the calendar, I realized that I will be working on the 2nd anniversary of Mom’s death. The Social Worker asked kindly, “are you sure you want to do that?” I am. I can think of no more peaceful place to be, no better way to honor my mother, than to be there today for someone else who may need some support. Hospice gave me, my mother, my sister, and our family so much, two years ago. It is an honor and a personal blessing to return that today. So, I am re-sharing…

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