A-Z: Knowing

He knew the time was close and asked me to stay with him. I sat and held his hand, as he talked through the dark night.

He told me stories from a life well lived, filled with much experience. At dawn, as he finally closed his eyes, he whispered, “I see it all now. I understand.”

Looking upon his now still and peaceful face, I knew that he did.

~McGuffy Ann Morris

When I worked and volunteered at the Catholic Retirement Home, I did this many times. Sometimes, I was asked to sit with the residents. Sometimes, they could not ask. Then, I did it because I felt they needed someone. It was always an honour and a privilege.


“My Writeful Heart”:
A= Acknowledgments
B= Believe
C= Camouflage
D= The Drought
E= Exist
F= Final Departure
G= The Guardian
H= The Horologist
I= Impasse
J= Joseph

35 thoughts on “A-Z: Knowing

  1. To be present as someone is transitioning over at the end of their life is such a privilege indeed. I had that experience when my mom peacefully slipped into her eternal rest.
    Hugs, Julia

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  2. My mom was in Hospice for two months last year before she passed. I met many loving and generous angels visiting in that time (some of them were dogs and one was a rabbit!). Bless you for your kindness.


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