What is “Walking on Sacred Ground”? I have started this website to be a place where you can find encouragement, resources and discussion on end of life care. In addition to that, it is a sharing space to tell your story, to remember a special someone, or to help others along the way.
The Promise -Grace DiPipi It was my father’s 84th birthday on February 12th, 1976 and the family got together to celebrate with cake and coffee. I baked a birthday cake and went to his home with my husband and my two children, who were 5 and 7 years old. He was very happy to celebrate […]
Faith and Death By Mary Chory – On July 13 and on August 28, 2013, it was 40 years since my 21 year old brother and my Mom died 6 weeks apart. It was the summer of 1973 when my big Irish family of 7, shockingly, became a family of 5. So here we were—Dad, myself […]
Auntie Rita By Marian West – I shall never forget accompanying Rita in her final battle. It was one of the highest honors of my 14-month mission in Brooklyn, NY, with Heart’s Home (www.heartshomeusa.org). Our mission was simply to be a presence of compassion, and to offer friendship to the isolated, lonely, and suffering ones. […]
Ave Maria By Linda Forte – My father was a little Italian man. All of 5 foot 2. But he was strong as an ox. I remember when he was in the nursing home, in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He no could longer recognize any of us – except for his wife Irene. His […]
Alzheimer’s Antics -by Linda Forte Alzheimer’s is a serious disease. But it is important to acknowledge some of the humorous times and remember that this is still a vital time of life for those experiencing it, so don’t be afraid to laugh a little and love a lot.
The Valentine By Marygrace Lomboy – I was seeing a patient for the first time and was having trouble finding his house, as my GPS was leading me astray. When I finally wound up in his front yard, I couldn’t believe what I saw… a giant heart stone hanging from an old oak tree. The […]