Death is inevitable….dying with love and grace is a last gift that Neva taught us. Like everyone, I’ve lost a lot of friends and loved ones to the inevitable but I’ve never spent all day and night with someone ending their journey.
Neva wanted to die at home once she got the word that her kidney disease was terminal. She didn’t want any medical intervention. She knew. She just wanted to go home and die in her nest…surrounded by peace and love. She had children who were willing to give her that peace and love….because this is what she gave them and her friends throughout her life.
She wrapped her caregivers….her kids, the amazing hospice caregivers and me in love, kindness every day of her final time here.
She was sad and didn’t want to leave her kids and only grandson but she woke up everyday with a smile…a good morning…a thank you to each of us for tasks completed to make her comfortable.
As a child, she loved me and in death she loved me and there was no question about her kindness and grace. She gave me another example of peace by living simply, loving nature and loving with her whole being.
Thank you, Neva Jean!