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My mom posted on my Facebook page, in response to several supportive emails about my last blog post, the following, which I think is beautifully put:

“In this season of sending loved ones off to school, perhaps this could be seen as Nick’s next stage of being. And in that light, it’s also a mixed experience for us all. It feels good to know hospice will provide additional support. And to have your support as we turn this corner. Four years ago when I signed my mother up for hospice, my nephew & his wife were there with me & provided good hugs. He texted me today, and your comments here, are hugging us. Thank you.”

The phrase “Nick’s next stage of being” is going to rock me to sleep tonight. Thanks, Mom. I love you.

mom and dad matching shirts