Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 43 | September 2020 | The Other Side Of Exhale by Jennifer Watts

The Other Side Of Exhale by Jennifer Watts

I never trusted heaven, until I had a dream about being there.

In my work as a hospice volunteer I’d sat by the bedside of people dying, part of a ministry of presence for those in their last few hours of life. 

I did nothing special but be there as their breath slowed, sometimes getting noisier, often shallower and then irregular, and then not at all.

Their family and friends would come and go, grief a heavy burden for some, the unknown making people act in odd ways I tried t...

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