At a time when one is feeling raw and vulnerable, a kind word and warm smile can make all the difference..
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This past July, my husband David passed away. His health had been deteriorating this past few years with Parkinson’s/dementia and his last months were complicated with recurrent attacks of pneumonia. Therefore the children and I were prepared for his passing and had experienced many of the stages of grieving as he gradually lost his physical and cognitive faculties.
Organizing care for a disabled loved one and subsequent bereavement brings with it a great deal of paperwork and visits to government offices. And at a time when one is feeling raw and vulnerable, a kind word and warm smile can make all the difference.