Category Archives: eldercare

Connected

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 … Continue reading

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Oldy but Goody

Oldies but goodies Are who you either are today Or who you will be God willing One day. So be good to your oldy but goody Friends, Relatives, Teachers, Mentors, Coaches And strangers, Because before you turn around, You’ll be … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

With all the terror, War and strife, And accidents that suddenly take life Now is the time To tell those you love Everything you’ve always wanted to tell them But never have. Tell them: How much you love them, How … Continue reading

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Life’s Seasons

As babes in arms We know not what Awaits us in adulthood, but We grow a little every day Through winter, summer, spring and fall we play Then we reach those teenage years Filled with emotion, acne, and hormone tears … Continue reading

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Full Circle

As babies, we know nothing of the world but the people around us. As youth, we expand and discover the world beyond our families. As adults, we work hard to build the world and make it our home. As seniors, … Continue reading

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