“Providing Comfort in the Midst of Pain”
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
There are so many different types of pain ~ the pain of leaving one’s earthly home, the pain of unfinished or unrealized goals, the pain of relationships ending on this plane, and the physical pain that partners many illnesses of the body.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life…you would accept the seasons of your heart….And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.” Kahlil Gibran
At Amity Care Hospice, we are committed to making our patients as comfortable as possible physically so that they experience a quality of life that allows them to take care of those things that are important to them, to have those precious moments with family members and friends, to make peace with their life.
“But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, and let today embrace the past with remembrance…” Kahlil Gibran
At Amity Care Hospice, we provide spiritual and physical comfort so that our patients and families have the opportunity to say those things that are really important.
- I love you.
- Thank you.
- I am sorry.
- Please forgive me.
- I forgive you.
When someone is dying, there is important work to be done. We need to be physically comfortable enough to do it, to be fully present for as long as possible. Our staff is there to support our patients and families in whatever way we can during this powerful transition. And in the end, we know that love is all there really is. And that is the greatest comfort of all.
“Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless? And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the center of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds? And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?” ~ Kahlil Gibran