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Unspeakable Matters

We had another scare last week, and were so grateful to be able to request a hospice nurse as night approached. I can’t say enough about hospice. 1,048 more words

Caring For A Parent

12 ways to ensure end of life peace for our loved ones and ourselves

A couple of years ago, Mom and I talked about facing the end of her life. I asked her if she had a good life and she said, “yes.” I asked her if she had regrets and she said, “yes.” But she didn’t want to talk about that. 1,210 more words


In Memoriam: Sandra Sue Woodworth

On an August morning that threatens rain,
we are gathered here in the delicate pain of hope.
The notes of old hymns fill the spaces… 260 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Spiraling Deeper

I’m practicing listening to my mother’s complaints as the only way she knows to say she is afraid; that this getting old stuff is super scary. 1,019 more words

Caring For A Parent

A Greater Grace

I write this with full apologies to my friend, John, knowing that he is never one to seek honor for himself, other than living in an honorable manner. 425 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Leaving Our Legacy

I have been thinking for a long time about the fact that we older nurses are dying off. We will take with us our memories of nursing history. 507 more words

Nursing Stories

When I Am Old

I lie on my double high airbed in my tent with rug and writing table, looking out the back window over the clear blue-green water of… 883 more words

Caring For A Parent