Sarah McCage
My mom died last night, quietly, peacefully, with me sitting a few feet away. If I had written the story of how she would leave me, it would have been what happened. Just the two of us by ourselves, in a quiet hospital room, with my two favorite nurses just outside the closed door to help me through the aftermath with compassion, kindness, hugs, tears, shared stories of beloved family members lost, and even laughter. I miss her terribly, but I’m happy that her suffering has ended and that someone so wonderful and dear graced this earth for nearly a century.