I’ve had some lovely experiences so far this week. Twice while driving, I’ve caught the last glow of sunlight on our mountains before nightfall. Such a beautiful sight invites waves of gratitude and awe to wash over me. Seeing the Divine in nature is wonderful, and it never gets old.
Meeting with patients and their families over the last two days, I have seen God’s love shining in their faces. Those images remain in my mind long after I have left their homes.
Hearing one patient joke with me is such a gift. Listening to a spouse share fears about her own health is a special moment of trust.
I read a nurse’s note about a patient we both saw, who was declining. “Maureen is with her now.” What an honor it was to be at her bedside with her family.
And now it’s time to come home and rest.