Stories from The Grotto

  • Seeing Beauty At Death's Door

    Seeing Beauty At Death's Door

    "I'm a hospice nurse. It's hard but I love it. When you're nearing death, it's mostly the family I see changes in... The things that are not that important tend to melt away, there's no pretenses with death. The things that are most important bubble up to the surface: faith, family, love and relationships. People band together, there's forgiveness and you see mercy, you see people struggling with their own selfishness and it's more on the part of the family that the person is trying to prepare themselves for eternity. I feel freer as a nurse to show them the heart of healthcare. I walk into a home and love them. It shows our humanity and that's really beautiful."