61/365: Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 41:10, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

Tonight we agreed to a DNR for our mother. While I am, legally, my mother's next of kin and the one who authorizes medical procedures for her, my sisters and I made the DNR decision together. Afterwards, they each went home to husbands who could comfort them and tell them the decision was an appropriate one . . . that they should not feel guilty as the decision was based on reason and fact, not emotion. I very rarely think about being remarried, connected in that way. Until tonight.

@ 10:10 PM


Unknown said... March 2, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Oh wow. You packed a punch tonight. My heart goes out to you. My husband teaches a class called "Grief, Death and Dying" and has shared that the DNR decision is one of the most difficult to make, but often the most merciful. It takes a lot of courage.

My heart is with you. May you feel comfort beyond yourself tonight.

Anonymous said... March 2, 2007 at 11:27 PM

Sending you hugs and wishing you peace.

Scrivener said... March 3, 2007 at 9:55 AM

Oh, Billie. I'm wishing peace and comfort for you.

~profgrrrrl~ said... March 3, 2007 at 10:23 PM

Oof. What a tough decision to have to make. Sending peaceful thoughts your way.

Anonymous said... March 4, 2007 at 9:02 AM

Sending your good thoughts your way and a hug. Thinking of you.

BrightStar (B*) said... March 4, 2007 at 9:27 AM

I just got back from my trip, so I did not know you made this decision. May peace be with you. You did this out of love.

jo(e) said... March 4, 2007 at 1:45 PM

I've been in that position before - it's a difficult one, even when the choice is obvious. Hugs to you.

Sashanicole said... March 5, 2007 at 5:11 PM

omgosh, I can't even imagine having to go through that. I'm sorry. **BIGHUGS***

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