Unexpected Miracles

ImageIt dawned on me this past week, as I sat visiting with one of my very favorite residents, that I’m dreading saying goodbye. In six weeks, I move on to complete my chaplaincy training in a different pastoral setting, because we need to experience the gamut of all chaplaincy in our training.

I’m going to miss my residents, because each has such a uniquely divine quality about them.  Even the residents who just stare and twitch and can’t communicate take on an other-worldly quality when I sing songs and prayers to them.  Their twitching slows, their eyes focus, and a calm serenity enfolds them.  When I see this, it is as if I’m witnessing one of the greatest mysteries and miracles of life — as if their neshama (their soul) returns from whence it was sleeping and awakens to sing only through their eyes.  It’s so miraculous, and remains such an unexpected miracle, that it just takes my breath away every time.

Advertisements

About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certification February 2015. Proficient Life Coach Certification December 2010.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s