I love your attitude. I never expected to outlive my perfectly healthy son, but I did. Now I appreciate each day my husband and I still have each other.

I was with two people who died at home while under Hospice care, and honestly, I can think of much worse ways to die. My mom’s death was very peaceful and she wasn’t in much pain. She rested a lot during her last weeks, but she was not confined to bed until the last few days. I hope my own demise will be as peaceful when it comes.

As you make clear, we each are living with something we might rather not be living with, but we are living. We greet each new day, and see the sun set each night. We never know which sunset will be our last, but we can be thankful until the end.

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California. https://barbrad.com

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