🎄 Dad’s Christmas Tree
--by mindyjourney, posted Dec 29, 2021
When Dad was in at-home-hospice care during the holidays, confined to the back guest room-turned medical center, his bed faced the neighbor's hedge of bushes and a huge pine tree.
When the neighbors found out that it was Dad's view, they decorated the tree with so many colored lights that it nearly lit up the whole backyard.
No one else could really see or appreciate their Tree of Light from that vantage point, except for Dad, lying in his bed, preparing to transition.
Time slowed and everything became washed in the glow of peace, as it does in those special moments of pivotal events. I’m so grateful that Dad, and all of us who visited, had those lights to help guide us through a challenging time.
Many thanks to each of you who choose to light the darkness. Your kindness and guidance ripple out in unforeseen, yet wonderful ways.
*Reposted with loving memories and gratitude.