I learned to follow my father’s lead, to be silent or to talk, to touch or be touched, to listen or to sing to him.
In turns he chose to savor sweet pleasures and endure the depth of pain that convinced him of his readiness to die.
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This anonymous saying sums it up very well: “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.” 3.
I am honored to have been invited to be a part of a wonderful telesummit that began airing September 15 called, It’s About How You LIVE – Taking The Fear Out Of Conversations About Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness and End of Life Care.
You will have free access to my interview which is called, “What to Say…When You Don’t Know What to Say”.
This writing process spanned several months, as each time I would return to it, I reread what I’d written so far.
This journal was like a mirror to me; in it I saw what had happened and who I was now, after the experience of death changed my life. What did you learn about dying and life by being with your father through his final stages of life? My father was a courageous teacher, demonstrating candor and compassion for himself and each of his loved ones, as he prepared to die.