Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Somed things Are Best left Unsaid

One of the things I learned during my training as a Hospice LPN, is when you don't know what to say, say nothing at all.

That is true when someone or their family memember is facing the end of life, a death of a marriage, carreer, dream or a spouse who's beloved is deployed.

Sometimes what that person needs is a hug, a cup of coffee or tea, a blanket or a Teddy Bear. A card that says I am thinking of you.

A seat at your supper table.

We don't need to hear: stay strong! you look like your holding up well or even I am praying for you.

Sometimes, Prayers need feet and hands put to them.

1 comment:

Missie said...

That is so true! Sometimes, just knowing someone is there with you, means much more than words.