Testimonial: Forever Grateful - The Iris Manes Story
"Dearest Silverado Hospice Care,
I cannot begin to find the words to express my gratitude to you and your amazing Hospice staff at Silverado. From the very beginning, when my sweet mother-in-law began to decline, y'all were there for me.
On the first day, Sabra Egbert jumped into action to get Iris admitted into hospice care, wasting no time in setting into motion what I was completely surprised to have needed. She came to help me change the bedding for Iris, whom I thought was simply ill, and helped me to not only to change her and the bed, but to realize and accept that Iris was in the 'End of Life' stage. I really had no idea!
After that, absolutely everyone was phenomenal and gave themselves to us with no reservation and everything anyone could possibly need. This terrible thing, this losing of a dearly loved one, is SO much harder than one can know until it happens. BUT, I can say with absolute honesty and gratitude that this terrible thing was made so much better by the presence and love, the God-sent team that is Silverado Hospice Care.
Professional and efficient being an understatement, y'all are angels who also have compassion, understanding, experience and LOVE. I wish there were more I could do or say to show my unending gratitude for you all.
With Love and Blessings,
Kristy G. Manes
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.
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