Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Maker’s Hand

Today I watched a man who was probably taking his last steps as an upright man.  As he tried to figure out what he was trying to do, I wondered this…  just what was he thinking and processing in his … Continue reading

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Enough?

What is enough?  In particular as a reward for working in end of life care. There are many rewards in the verbal sense.  Affirmations go a very long way.  Then at times, it seems as though the compliments become scary.  … Continue reading

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Why they had to die…

I have witness the beauty of family and friends helping care for folks that are in the dying phase of life.  They observe the labors of life people go through, just to do the basics. They observe the frustrations, the humiliations, … Continue reading

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A Personal Note

This season I am walking along side a friend at the end-of-her life.  The combination of being the nurse and friend is letting me “feel” the weight of grief and see the beauty of life. Once again I get to observe the heroism … Continue reading

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Decisions

All over the world tonight, people are making decisions.  Some of these folks are needing to decide if they will travel for their work or if they should keep their plans for a trip. Let’s keep these folks in our thoughts…especially … Continue reading

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Traveling Nurse

This past week I was asked to travel to NYC with four other women. One of these ladies is at the end of her life here on earth and she was believing it would be a good thing to have … Continue reading

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Caring

Different ways to show caring… Protecting dignity for a vulnerable person. Facilitating expressions of personal skills/gifts of a dying person. Providing options for relief. Guiding but not controlling.    

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Checked In

We are in New York City and the Empire State Building is right outside of our window! Big Red has been a topic all day…even as all of my traveling buddies wore red and I completely forgot and wore green.  Sorry Huskers…we are … Continue reading

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“Gripping Times”

These are two words that definitely describe how my past week has been.  Not a moment has gone by without making an impact on my heart or mind. I am wondering just how deep and long these memories will be.  How … Continue reading

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Opportunity

Here’s a unique entry! I have been invited to go on a vacation with several girls to New York City. The beauty, the uniqueness and the spectacular part of this trip is that one of the girls will be traveling … Continue reading

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