Tag Archives: death

remembering the saints

On a recent Sunday at Church of the Advent, we celebrated All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  All Souls remembers those who have died.  All Saints celebrates saints today and past, known and unknown. We sang: I sing a song … Continue reading

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caring conversations

 “Mom tried to call you four times last week at your old number,” my dad said to me in a stage whisper from across the living room. “I think we made a mistake not moving into assisted living when we had … Continue reading

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remembering the dead

I say the names, over and over, as I stuff envelopes with letters asking families to tell us their story of hospice care or send a donation to help pay for community  grief counseling programs. I name the living as … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

I’m at that age where my parents need more help from me, though they’d never ask. I find I need to talk about power of attorney and advance directives, money and death, awkward at best. Worse, maybe, than the pre-teen … Continue reading

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