A Holiday Reflection for Hospice


As the holiday season approaches, we all strive to prepare

For our own family’s needs, for which we are well aware

What isn’t quite as easy, is knowing what to say and do

For each of our patients and their families who have the holiday season blues

Preparing to lose a loved one is oh, so very hard

Especially ’round the holidays, when they realize this may be the final card

The last birthday party,

The last Thanksgiving soiree’

No more hot chocolate ’round the Christmas tree

Or chocolate gelt and candle lights to illumine our loved one’s eyes in glee

Each of us has lost a loved one, so we all know what they’re going through

We also know as hospice workers, we are there to help them through

With our gentle understanding, loving comfort and care

Supporting them through their grief with empathy and prayer

So if we just remember to work with them as if they were our very own

We’ll make the journey easier towards their loved one’s final home

Chaplain Tamar






About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

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