Monthly Archives: August 2013

Heavenly Reunion?

This past week, I heard the following two phrases, “She was ready to go — She wanted to go,” referring to an amazingly wonderful resident at our nursing home who had just passed away. What I noticed with our residents … Continue reading

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Peaceful Passing?

This week I experienced being present for the first time with a resident at his crossing over.  What was surreal about it is that he simply stopped breathing.  It was so peaceful, that I wasn’t even sure he had actually … Continue reading

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What Was, What Is, What Will Be

Every day, as I meet with and visit quite a lot of the residents at our nursing home, I realize that reality for them is no longer: What was . . . What is . . . What will be … Continue reading

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L’chaim – To Life

Today I had the opportunity to meet the sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of some of our residents at a brunch that our nursing home threw.  What an experience. It was so emotional having the opportunity to meet all the friends … Continue reading

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With Love as Our Teacher, Anything is Possible

Every day, as a chaplain intern, I have the opportunity to sit with the residents at my nursing home and listen to their stories. Each and every one has so much knowledge and experience to pass on, that I find … Continue reading

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