Monday, August 04, 2008

Memorable People at the hospice

Our time with Evelyn at the hospice was mercifully short. A couple of the people there were so helpful.

Evelyn's day nurse was such a sweet thoughtful person. She was always cheerful when she came into the room. It turns out that her grandmother died in the room next door. The experience at hospice was so profound for her that she went to nursing school specifically to come back and work here. When Evelyn died she came back in our room with her New Testament in her hand.

The nurse practitioner was also so kind and helpful. She was so careful to explain what was happening to Evelyn's body, what medicines they were giving her and why . . .

There are times in life when such small acts of kindness mean so much!

2 comments:

Christina Jay said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. My prayers are with you and Henry tonight.

Mary Ann Melton said...

Thanks so much, Christina! Your kind words mean a lot to us right now!