In 2014, my husband accepted nothing more could be done for his failing heart and he was designated a Palliative Patient. We were assured this was a not an immediate death sentence, but his months of life were quickly ebbing. All he wanted to know from the Doctor was, “Can I die at home?” What a loaded question that was!
It is no secret: we’re all getting older. In Canada, in the first time in history, there are as many seniors as youths. We live on Vancouver Island, the haven for the retired where 35–55% of the people are 65 or older. At our Provincial CWL convention, we honored those members who passed away last year. There were more that left us than joined us.
This was one of the most beautiful moments I had ever experienced. It changed my thinking about death. Before, I had been almost afraid when thinking about my own death. Now I can focus on being with our Heavenly Father, his Son and the Holy Spirit.