My Last Visit with Mom

I just returned from a couple days sitting with my very sick mother in hospice.  She is dying and has refused any more treatment. I held her hand and prayed with her and we sang some of her favorite hymns together with my sister, Terri.  It was a sad time, but one...

Negotiating Death from Half a World Away

Negotiating Mom’s Death from Half a World Away June 2, 2014   Despite the amazing success of my training work in South Africa, I am still feeling the sadness and frustration of knowing that my mother has just a couple weeks to live as she transitions to a...

Mom’s in the Hospital

I received the sad and disturbing news this week that my beloved 85 year old mother, Beverly (or Beve, as she prefers) is quite sick in the hospital back in Wisconsin. I am deeply grateful to my siblings for taking turns being with her and for the doctors who are...