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CHPCA Conference 2015

I will never forget you

I will never forget you

I remember you, Ashton. I will never forget you. I will love you forever.

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I imagine what you could look like

I imagine what you could look like

Fifteen years has passed since you left us, too young, too soon. You were only three months old. Every time I meet a beautiful 15 year old teen, I imagine what you could look like, how you would have been a great sister to your three brothers. […]

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She came to our care for two weeks only

She came to our care for two weeks only

Recently a 6 year old girl died in our community…although she came to our care for 2 weeks only the bonding, planning and support that embraced this troubled, sad family brought out special reflections of love and compassion. Blessing all.

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The kindness bestowed upon me

The kindness bestowed upon me

The kindness bestowed upon me by another human being.

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He left an imprint on my life

He left an imprint on my life

Tony and his family – a vibrant 19 year old who loved his dog and his new car – who truly taught me how to “care’! He left an imprint on my life forever!

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Space to let the tears flow

Space to let the tears flow

Space to reflect, to let the tears flow, to let go. We run so hard all day long on the job, caring for our ones near the end-of-life. How healing to take this time out here today for me!

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Remember peace

Remember peace

Learning that peace has been with me all along. Knowing peace will stay with me and give me the strength in those hard moments. Remember peace.

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It’s hard watching people die for a living

It’s hard watching people die for a living

The moment it occurred to me that it’s hard watching people die for a living, but a beautiful thing watching them live right until they die.

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I felt so privileged

I felt so privileged

Caring for a coworker as she was dying. I felt so privileged that someone whom I had worked along side for many years would trust me enough to allow me to be a part of her final journey. Thank you Carol.

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I honour you and hold you in the light

I honour you and hold you in the light

Sherry, Cody, Justin, French, Ashley… So young to be taken from this earth with endocarditis, an infectious complication of your suffering from addiction to prescription opioids. Today I honour you and hold you in the light. Thank you for sharing with me, teaching me, trusting me. I […]

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