I am a registered nurse case manager by day, and by night I love writing, reading, creating art and connecting with family and friends. With three grown children who are my loves, and three grand children who are my wee loves, life is pretty sweet. I came to nursing later in life and maybe that's why I'm more interested in end-of-life issues. All things related to death and dying and the resiliency of the human spirit are fascinating and beautiful to me. I can be reached at td0954@sbcglobal.net.

5 responses to “Outsourcing death”

  1. Tom

    Theresa; This IS truly a beautifully worded story, and reflective of a reality that, yes, we all, to some extent, in one way or another, avoid. I do grief and loss counseling–my day job-(afternoons and early evenings actually), and I get the privilege of entering into the intimacy of grief and validating peoples deep and very real feelings. Thanks for thinking to write this.
    Tom Helma

  2. Charlotte Morton

    I think it is a wonderfully touching story about living and dying, and how they are both part of living.

  3. Diane Post

    What a beautiful final blessing you and your sisters were able to bestow upon your mother after she passed from this world into the next. Death is a part of each person’s life, yet we are never ready to see a loved one leave this life. I look forward to more articles on this subject from you.

  4. ken vogel

    Therese, you never cease to amaze me this writing is wonderful, and at the same time must kind of be like a way to deal with still missing our mother.I too miss her every day.Keep up the good work therese.

  5. Candice Wilmore

    I just went to my aunt’s funeral yesterday, a very down-home kind of affair because both she and my uncle, who survives her and spoke at the service, were absolute naturalists about the whole deal. Made it such a normal situation for all of us to be there. She died at home among her flowerbeds and pots and pans. They did it up “right.”

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