Chaplain Tamar’s God Story – No. 1

My first chaplaincy God story

occurred one day as I was called to the

room of a resident whom the staff indicated was dying

and whose family was standing and sitting around her as she lay in bed

It was painfully obvious that they loved her very, very much

And it was obvious that she loved them just as much

although she could not tell them — she could only show them with her eyes

for she was no longer able to speak or move any body part

Each family member had their own view of God

and each his or her own view of religion

but each person had a relationship with God

and each spoke to God regularly

so on this day

each family member and myself all joined hands

Around this silent, tiny woman

And each and every person in that circle talked to God

from the very depths of their souls

The tears rolled, the hugs followed,

but each had shared with God exactly what needed to be shared.

The next day, I anticipated this resident’s room to be empty

for her to have possibly made the journey to the Lord

But instead, there she sat

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

That was two years ago

The last time I saw that resident

was about six months ago

And there she was

In her bed

Listening to a beautiful voice

Her sister’s

Who was singing to her

With all the love she had in her heart and soul

Chaplain Tamar


About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certified Proficient Life Coach
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