100 years and a Sweet Passing

As it would happen, I was lucky enough to be invited to join the sweetest 100 year old for her transition. What a blessing! She wasn’t sick at all, took no meds, and had a full life behind her. To be a part of the loving family that surrounded her was such an honor!

She moved to Costa Rica, with a huge smile on her face, the day after her 100th birthday celebration! Warm days, bird watching, reading, eating grilled cheese sandwiches, and watching glorious sunsets passed the time. Music, hand-holding, and sweet exchanges were all around.

The slowing changes were seen and noted; everyone adjusted accordingly. She was never alone. The end was a continued withdrawal and slowing that progressed to a peaceful, sleeping passage. Textbook perfect for her and the family, and spiritually quite moving for me.

We lovingly washed and readied her for her journey home to Georgia at a slow and deliberate pace. A completely beautiful process; I’ve never experienced anything like it. I cannot express my gratitude with words. I hope to continue to practice this work as a living, loving tribute to this experience.

The Journey Begins

This path has found me, and I am so grateful! At the INELDA course in February of 2018, I felt deep feelings of “Yes! That makes so much sense!” as we learned each progressing step. Listening. Hearing. Encouraging. Reviewing. Acting to comfort. Sitting. Being. And Allowing.

This is an amazing process. A natural process that knows what to do. We can ride along comfortably, if we pay attention.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton