Category Archives: Hospice

Every breath you take

In October 2014, my mother spent the last eight days of her life in a beautiful South Carolina hospice facility. My daughter and I were there with her, witnessing the closing act of her nearly 82 years. A stream of … Continue reading

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Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy

Last month, in the middle of a typical cold, dark January, we had a sunny day. That’s a noteworthy event in mid-Michigan. The mood in the assisted living facility I visited that afternoon matched the weather: bright and happy. Neither … Continue reading

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