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The following is from a series of posts highlighting our “Comfort Care” program.  We have been providing Comfort Care and counseling to families facing end of life decisions since 2014.  If you or your family have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our dedicated and caring staff at tel:763-684-1477

This post is from our volunteer Cheryl, End-of-Life Doula:

I found [Mary] awake today when I walked into her room; she was staring blankly at the ceiling in her cute matching pj’s and pillowcase made by the church volunteers. She recognized me and greeted me with a soft smile and a twinkle in her eyes. I sat down next to her and said, “It’s nice to see you. Is there anything I can do for you today?” She thought for a moment then said barely above a whisper, “Tell me a story.” We closed our eyes, I leaned in to hold her hand and we went back in time to being kids riding a bicycle with a basket full of puppies on a bright sunny summer day. We stopped under a big oak tree to unload the tiny puppies from the basket and the ones stuffed in our pockets; laid on our backs under the oak tree while the puppies crawled all over her, licking her face, tickling her toes and making her giggle & smile. When the story came to a close, [Mary] rolled over into my chest and feel asleep. I gently kissed her on the cheek and forehead telling her she was deeply loved.