Room 2310

I’ll never forget the short time spent in Faith Hospice room 2310. It is in this very room that the most heartbreaking, yet beautiful event took place today around 11:00am. Although I am usually quite good at describing events, and using exactly the right words, there simply isn’t anything in the dictionary or human world to describe this. The lord came and lifted her from her tired body. He cradled her as he released her from this earth.

This weekend is quite a blur. A lot of tears and sorrow, but so much more love and laughter. To be able to sit on her bed, while rubbing her legs and her shoulders as we told story after story, was an honor. We prayed with the Doctor, laughed with the Nurses, and sang with the Chaplin. It was a time to celebrate, reminisce and encourage her to let go.

As I kissed her earthly body, I knew her soul was dancing. I inhaled her, every single part of her that I possibly could. The softness of her hair, the smoothness of her cold, yet still perfect skin. The smell of her, the sweet smell of her. I kissed her so much, that the whole way home I could almost taste her.

Geraldine Lou Colligan
October 10, 1927- October 19, 2020

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

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