I tend to talk a lot about the importance of family and spending time together, not just during the holidays but year round.
Because you just never know.
You never know when something will happen and you won’t be able to go back in time and change things.
Cherish your family traditions, and create new ones.
Learn family history, and pass it down.
Only on occasion do I share experiences from my “other” job as a nurse, but today I felt the need to.
We have many patients that are cared for. Many are there to get better, some are there for Hospice care and our facility is the last place that they will live. Those that spend their last weeks with us are kept as comfortable as possible and we help their families cope as much as we can.
Right now we have one of those patients, but its not the normal circle-of-life situation. In this case the roles are reversed.
It’s not the mom that’s on Hospice.
It’s her daughter.
The patient is an adult, and her elderly Mom stays by her side day by day; hour by hour – knowing that this is her child’s last Christmas.
I can’t even comprehend the pain she’s going through.
And there’s nothing that can be done to take the pain out of her eyes.
It breaks my heart.
It makes me hug my family a little tighter, and say “I love you” a little more.
I’m proud of my family, and everything we share.
Keep Good Going.
Pass your love on – every single day.