Appreciate every moment with loved ones

2016-06-01 06:00

LIFE is so short and you never know when the people you love will leave you. Life is uncertain and it hurts to lose your loved one. The pain is unbearable. You can’t understand why they had to leave your life. You prayed, hoped, believed had faith for a miracle to save them or heal them but instead are heartbroken and sad at their loss. Their presence forever gone.

Which is why I say appreciate every moment with them because their time could be up anytime. Their life snatched away ruthlessly, stolen from you and you are left to deal with insurmountable and incomprehensible pain. There’s nothing the world can offer to help heal with it. There is no fame or fortune that can compensate you or bring back the ones you love and it is the ugly truth. They can be the strongest people but death swallows weak or strong. It has no favourites. It is a bitter pill to swallow and to digest. Words seem drowned in the pain.

Appreciate family and friends because their passing is a tragedy and and an irreplaceable loss. Fights are unnecessary and love is over all powerful.

Put every issue aside and make every effort to forgive one another because the hurt when they leave you far outweighs any problem. Love deeply and truly. Take advantage of every opportunity to be blessing in their lives, you will remember everything you did.

Hospitals, doctors and nursing staff learn to have compassion with people and families that are suffering. It is not just a body or a job you do but a heart for people that surpasses and introduces greatness in the position you are placed. Every person is an individual and has a heart and soul to be nurtured and cared for. Provide support and strength.

Even if you think you are doing the job for many years, every family and patient is different. Assess their needs, it is not about you. It’s about being there giving advice not argumentative. Listen to the family’s concerns and truly care because if it were your loved one, you would want the best. Do not become numb because you have seen so many deaths. It is a soul, a life, a body, a heart that’s broken and needs mending. Provide counsel.

You have the greatest job that leads from life to death or death to life, you have the ability to impact, restore, help and serve. The reward is the job itself and the unending gift you have to make a difference in peoples lives, to change them for the better, to heal them is a powerful gift so use it wisely because you are accountable for those people under your care and no amount of money will ever be enough but it is not about money.

It’s a profession that requires sacrifice and steadfastness, a genuine heart for people, a kind word, a hug or a smile when everything is falling apart for families and patients. Your strength is needed and your love bucket has to be filled everyday. Your bank account of grace must be sufficient. Your funds and resources must be enough. Spread love to a dying world and equip them with tools to cope.

You have the hardest and most privileged position to hold the key to health, life and death. You carry the responsibility of your calling. Ultimately God is in control.To my dad words can never express my love and pain is too much to bear. We miss you dearly. You are always in our hearts and minds. We hope to one day see you again and are happy and at peace where you are. You are our pillar of strength and kindness you walked out in your life will be remembered. Your memory treasured in our hearts. I love you.


y. opperman Pelham

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