There wasn’t one specific moment that I decided to
write this book but more a collection of remarkable
Hospice stories that very much needed to be shared.
Although this book honors the patients, families
and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (better
known as the IDT) for their caring and dedication,
the central theme is the importance of time and life
lessons. Although Hospice is the final stage of an individual’s
life journey, this book is neither focused on
death nor on the dying process. This is a book about
how to live until the end of our lives with meaning.
The individuals on these pages offer extraordinary life
lessons, which serve as a legacy for all of us.
Choosing Hospice isn’t about giving up but the
heart and soul of living. If we’re open to the world
around us, we can learn a lesson from everyone every
day in some way. The patients and their families introduced
in these pages prove that truth. Woven into their
stories are examples of deep and abiding love, wisdom,
humor, traditions, honor, friendships, resilience, zest,
courage, respect, generosity, spirit, compassion,
pride…………… and I am just the messenger.