Saturday, November 02, 2013

Holding Time....

Taking a moment to really see the world....the Leaves changing...the crisp autumn sky...the blues...the wispy clouds...Yesterday part of my day was spent caring for a man dying...there are always certain patients that have a way of tugging at your heart....at stopping time..he is one such patient....he told me " I need to have someone to pray with....to eat lunch...hold my hand....give me a hug....and maybe look at the Leaves Change Color one more time...one last time "....As I walked him to the bus stop...we stopped and looked at the leaves, some changing color, some already on the ground being swept up the street in a musical breeze...and he sighed and smiled...together we stood watching them in their glory...the Trees standing tall...with their last colors of the year.....Nursing is not always about the rushing about, or medicating people...it's the little things...the smallest most meaningful moments held quietly and carefully....

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Death is akways with us, making life more precious..touching tribute to to a dying season and a dying man..