I recently read this article on CNN by a hospice chaplain who has talked to many people before dying. She answers the question, “What do the sick and dying talk about?” Mostly? They talk about their families:
“…They talk about the love they felt, and the love they gave. Often they talk about love they did not receive, or the love they did not know how to offer, the love they withheld, or maybe never felt for the ones they should have loved unconditionally..”
“…We don’t live our lives in our heads, in theology and theories. We live our lives in our families: the families we are born into, the families we create, the families we make through the people we choose as friends. This is where we create our lives, this is where we find meaning, this is where our purpose becomes clear..” -Kerry Egan, Hospice Chaplain, Massachusetts
Something to think about!