The last time I checked, the mortality rate in America is… 100 percent. And we’re all headed for the hospital, Lord-willing later rather than sooner. And that was something Dad knew well, both personally in his own physical struggles, and on behalf of those he served. Providing comfort and care, a listening ear, and shoulders to cry on was work that brought him deep joy, standing alongside people and their loved ones at the most vulnerable time of their lives.
This is a post that I shared with the Facebook Universe back on July 15 of 2009, before I had this forum available to me. I repurpose it here mostly as a reminder to myself of an important life lesson. I hope it hits the spot emotionally for you, as well.