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 of humans as we all try to do the best we can to comfort and persevere with a person as they complete their life here on earth.

The tragedy of illness is burdensome.  The hope of our faith is our way of escape…to tolerate the burden.  If we could all be so brave.


About jackiebates

Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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