A "Budding" Partnership! - HUG Program
For people who live in personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, or senior living centers, caregivers are sometimes the only family for these residents. A strong bond is formed that doesn't just go away when a resident passes. Caregivers grieve too.
With this thought, Pam Davis, owner of Always in Bloom Floral, and Mikel Roberts, floral designer, are partnering with Lueata Evenson of Silverado Hospice to let caregivers know they are thought of also at the sad time of a resident's death. Mikel puts together an arrangement of a single rose with a thoughtful card and Lueata hand delivers these floral arrangements to "homes".
Pam and Mikel hold Silverado’s mission close to their hearts and donate their time and resources because they have a genuine passion for helping others and giving back to the community. This has been a very rewarding experience for everyone involved!
A special thanks goes out to Pam and Mikel of Always in Bloom Floral for truly caring!
Slowly, and with some ambivalence, I will begin to experience the new in my life.
Spirituality in its broadest sense is, quite simply, a way of life that reveals an awareness of the sacred and a relationship with the Holy One in the midst of our human frailty, brokenness and limitations.
--Edward C. Sellner
To be faced with the loss of a loved one is to be engaged—or reengaged more intensely—with the experience of the spiritual. Questions of our loved one’s survival, of our own relationship to the spiritual world, of our possible communion with the dead now or after our own death—all come to us with new urgency. Surely if we can summon an awareness of the Holy One as a loving, caring reality, we shall be miles ahead! We can bear the uncertainty of answers to our questions if we feel that the One who is in charge cares for us all, grieves with us when we are sad, and wills our good. This has been the yearning, and the confidence, of believers through the ages. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” said the apostle Paul in the Letter to the Hebrews. These things are no less real for being “not seen.”
--In the midst of my brokenness, O Holy One, may I be made newly aware of you.
"We are real friends now because we have been able to share some painful experiences in our private lives..."