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Hospice Stories and Poemsto Assist you In the Grieving Process

by David Y Bevington

Published by David Y Bevington at Smashwords

Copyright 2010 by David Y Beviington


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Introduction


Prior to my work as chaplain for Angela Hospice, I never thought much about death, or angels, or the after-life. My theology was set in these matters. Although I was always open to new ideas, the thoughts and experiences I would be exposed to in hospice work were all new. My wife, Doris, was far ahead of me in these matters, as she worked as an intake nurse for Angela Hospice. When she would come home prior to my employment as chaplain, she would tell me about her patients’ experiences.

Without naming any names or violating confidentiality, Doris would say, “I had a patient today who was talking to his deceased mother (or father). Or, she would say, “My patient was visited by angels,” or, “I had a patient who went right to the gate of heaven, but was told to go back.” In those instances, I would say, “O sure! They saw angels.” Or, I would say, “Come on now, do you really believe that?” She did believe her patients, and there were so many stories that I had to admit there had to be some truth to her stories.

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