May 7 2018

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, May 7, 2018

Our theme for May is Nurturing, Where Do You Begin?  If you begin with the first thing before you right now, it can lead to many gifts. This makes me think of a family whose patriarch recently died. He had been in declining health for a couple of years and near the end, his family courageously chose to bring him home from the hospital and care for him themselves with the help of hospice. As he was wheeled out into an ambulance to be transported home, a cold sleet and snowy rain fell. His son tried to cover him with blankets, but he asked to be able to enjoy the sensation of this freezing rain hitting his body – what a gift, a gift from nurturing.

(Adapted from the article first printed in the Gazette on May 3, 2018)

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