George Washington on His Deathbed by Junius Steams
Pamela Skjolsvik calls herself The Death Writer. At her blog, she explores issues of life, death, and mourning. When she found out I had recently been a Hospice volunteer, she asked to interview me about what it’s like to help people die.
Today, I’m directing you to that interview.
This interview is actually very timely for me. This week has brought news of not one, but three people who are dear to me who are now facing the issue of potentially imminent mortality. To everything there is a season, and sometimes, it is the season to let go.
I grew up on a farm knowing that death is a part of life. Inseparable. But that never makes it easy. At Hospice we call ourselves Midwives, and we do what we can to ease the pain and be present as people are born into new life.
All the best to all of you for embracing your season.
Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse