Dying as a Process of Healing

Arriving at the home of a hospice patient one morning, I immediately notice a change in her behavior.  Carting her oxygen tank behind her, she shuffles over to meet me and hugs me with her tiny arms.  I can barely feel her physical presence, but her essence seems stronger than I have ever experienced it.  Pulling up her shirt, she says, “Can you see that my tumors are shrinking?”  I notice that the growths, to me, appear to be larger than they were at my previous visit.  I also observe that she has lost even more weight.  She says she weighs […]