What a Privilege ....
November 26, 2015 4:00pm CST
Yesterday a lovely lady shrugged off her mortal ties .... and left this world ... and I had the privilege of being there .... You might think it strange that I should call it a privilege, but it was. She was a lovely lady, a gentle soul, an enabler and encourager, a strong independent woman, who grew with the times .... she was 96, she only gave up driving four months ago ... and daily used a tablet, to email and skype various members of her family and friends. They were all with her at the time, she was not in any pain, or on any medication, she was talking to the family in between her laboured breaths and squeezing their hands .... She was content and ready to go, after a short illness and trying to battle pneumonia ... I was privileged to be there, to help and support in the good times, and at the end ...., along with her family ..., she had a peaceful and dignified exit from this world ... and will be sorely missed by many.
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26 Nov 15
I know, I have worked with seniors and been there as they left our world. Being a part of it all really makes you understand the difference between someone dying and someone passing doesn't it? I hope that she rests in peace and that her life has affected you in a very positive way.