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It is challenging to chronicle the uncertain timing of the otherwise inevitable end of the life of a family member. In-person, a question often lingers over whether the latest departure salutation might actually be the last goodbye. Cyndie and her brothers have been rotating days of tending to their father in his hospice-care phase of life for several months. The task is now being transferred to professionals at a nearby hospice facility, unfortunately, under the current constraints of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

It appears we have reached timing now measured in a matter of days, possibly even hours.

A hospice facility is a precious place. I had a great experience at a home where my mother spent her final days and our family was able to gather around her. It breaks my heart that we will be unable to do that for Cyndie’s dad. Visitation is very limited to protect everyone from the coronavirus.

I scanned some of my past “Words on Images” posts to see if something might grab me in this moment and chose “Appearance” from just about a year ago.




Sending F.R.F. to a higher plane with beams of love and peacefulness…





Written by johnwhays

June 24, 2020 at 6:00 am

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  1. What a beautiful writing of yours today and your selection of the (Words on Images) so very appropriate. Thank You John !!!

    Catherine Marie Friswold

    June 25, 2020 at 6:15 am

  2. Sending so much love to Fred and everyone who loves him. I’m sorry that current circumstances are making a difficult time even harder. ♥️

    Liz Shatek

    June 24, 2020 at 4:41 pm

  3. Lovely poem. May peace and comfort hold us close in challenging moments and through earthly transitions. Love transcends. ❤


    June 24, 2020 at 9:48 am

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