Greetings my Sweetest of Hearts...
I remember when I bought my very first issue of Artful Blogging in Baltimore, Maryland. I was at the inner harbor Barnes & Noble & had no idea what a blog even was. Flipping through the beautiful pages, I was so taken with the photography & stories of the amazing women that were featured.
I knew in that moment that I had found a community of Kindred Spirits...
I could NEVER have imagined the journey we would take together.
From Texas to Johnny, Junk Gypsy's & Magnolia Pearl, Digital Design & Jewelry Design, my path has been filled with unexpected forks in the road, not knowing where the next turn may take me.
I find I'm on a journey filled with Life's Lessons & the true test is to learn from them & share what I have gleaned.
This morning I met with a beautiful soul from St. Anthony's Hospice to sign the paperwork for Johnny. She was full of wisdom & answered so many questions I had about this life choice I was about to make for my brother. I love their Hospice Concept:
Hospice is not a place; it is a concept of care for those who have life-limiting illnesses. Even when medicine cannot provide a cure, it can offer comfort, care, & assistance that maintain a better quality of life for the patient. This type of attention, called palliative care, involve the aggressive treatment of physical & emotional pain & symptoms. It focuses on enhancing a patients comfort & improving that person's quality of life.
Hospice affirms life & neither hastens nor postpones the end of life. It is predicated on the belief that through sensitivity, appropriate care, & the support of a caring community, terminally ill patients & their families can begin to prepare, mentally & spiritually, to face the inevitable challenges ahead.
I am at complete PEACE with this decision & am sharing this concept with you so that if you are ever in need of it, you won't be as scared of it as I was.
Knowledge is Power & Knowledge can bring Peace.
Thank you Sweet Hearts, for holding my hand as I travel through my life's journey...
you can never know what comfort you have been for me.
I am Smiling...