I’ve reached that stage in life where friends and relatives are slipping away; some simply go in their sleep, but the majority submit to some disease and a necessity to make a choice for either quality or quantity time.
I’m grateful for my good health. It enables me to experience the immense privilege of standing close by when one says goodbye and hugs a friend, son, daughter, grandchild, or spouse for the last time – and yes, after all have left the room to receive that final hug; to know that your role is simply to lovingly be present and that somehow gives one just a little more courage in a heart wrenching moment.
During these Kodak moments I see God’s grace, mercy, and love up close. I’m blessed to have such opportunities; I pray the one who walks with me at the end senses the same presence of peace and gratitude!