Old hand young hand holding

As a hospice chaplain

I find that I just love the people and families to whom I tend.

And catch myself getting attached.

So when my patients do make that final journey “home,”

It is then that I realize

How connected to them I’ve become;

And although I know one day I’ll see them again on the other side,

Sometimes I catch myself crying at their funeral or memorial service

Because I’ll miss our connectedness.

I’ll miss holding their hand,

Singing to them and with them,

Praying with them and for them,

And with every hand held

And every tear shed

I thank God

To have had the opportunity

To get to know them

And establish that connection

Such a gift

Such a blessing

To connect

To another soul

Thank you, God,

For every connection.

Chaplain Tamar







About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

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