Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A BLOG VACATION

I'm going to be taking a few days away from blogging and commenting.  
My 80-year-old aunt passed away in hospice early this morning.  The family will be working to arrange things and spend time together.  My aunt had a rough 1 1/2 weeks, from the time she went into the hospital last Monday to this morning when she finally let go of this life at 3:15 AM.  

We all are going to get there, sooner or later.  As a Buddhist, it's not something to fear, but another journey we take.  Unfortunately, illness can take such a toll and there seems to be less dignity in dying when it happens in an ICU unit.  I am glad my aunt was moved to hospice yesterday.  Hospice workers are angels on earth.

Now, go hug or call your aging parents, grandparents, or elderly aunts and uncles - just in case.  We're all in this together.


The Buddha said:

"This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain."


13 comments:

Diana said...

I'm so sorry about your aunt. sending you a hug too.. love to you,Diana

Mick Carney said...

My thoughts are with you.

Barbra Joan said...

Rhonda, I can relate to your situation as my dad was in Hospice for the last few months of his life. I believe they are angels sent here on this earth.. I couldn't have gotten through it if not for them.. I'm so sorry for your loss. BJ

Lorraine Brown said...

My condolences Rhonda to you and your family, take care

Studio at the Farm said...

I am so sorry, Rhonda. My thoughts are with you.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rhonda. Go celebrate her life and love and hold those memories close to your heart.

debwardart said...

My sympathy to you and your family.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I'll be thinking of you and sending you hugs.

suzanneberry said...

Dear Rhonda,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your words are so true and I so relate.

Take care, Suz

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much for you kind words, Diana, Mick, Barbra Joan, Lorraine, Kathryn, Deb, Pam, Lisa and Suz.

Carol Blackburn said...

Sorry for your loss Rhonda. Safe travels.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

My condolences on the passing of your aunt, Rhonda. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Carol B. and Carol K. for your thoughts :)