Last Thanksgiving weekend, many of us bloggers participated in the first documented “blog rally” to promote Engage With Grace – a movement aimed at having all of us understand and communicate our end-of-life wishes.
It was a great success, with over 100 bloggers in the healthcare space and beyond participating and spreading the word. Plus, it was timed to coincide with a weekend when most of us are with the very people with whom we should be having these tough conversations – our closest friends and family.
I don’t need to have this conversation with my Mom. She has had a rough bout with cancer that is, at present, at bay. Last year, she hand wrote a note to each of her five children expressing her wishes about her end of life. It was hard to read, but it’s good to have it explicit. We will of course honor all of her wishes but one: we will hold a memorial service to remember her.
The Engage with Grace “one-slide” format for questions is below. Cherish your family.
(To learn more please go to http://www.engagewithgrace.org.)